After the role of institutions was abolished from domestic cricket, WAPDA also announced the virtual abolition of institutional cricket. According to the notification issued by WAPDA Sports Board, the permanently employed cricketers in various units of WAPDA have been ordered to join the duty while the players receiving monthly stipends and stipends have been dismissed.
WAPDA announced virtual abolition of players
In the light of the letter of the WAPDA Sports Board, Gapco has issued orders for 21 permanent and contract cricketers to perform their duties. Similarly, other companies will decide according to their own procedures in the coming days. The closure of departmental cricket by WAPDA will affect critical players, including star cricketers Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif, Wahab Riaz, and Kamran Akmal. It may be recalled that WAPDA Sports Board took this decision after the hopes of revival of institutional cricket were utterly dashed. It should be noted that Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced the end of departmental cricket after coming to power.