Pakistan are said to be a house of talented street cricketers, some of whom have represented the national team as well.
To unearth more such talent, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hit upon a unique idea: launch a website to which cricket aspirants can post videos of their cricketing skills.
If the skills are seen as worth considering by the coaches, the aspirants could get a chance to represent their country in international cricket.
The subcontinent is said to be famous for street cricket culture, and Pakistan is said to have benefitted the most from it, with players such as Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi emerging out of the culture.
Now with the Internet within everybody's reach, the PCB is using technology to get some raw talent.
A website is expected to be launched soon by the PCB to which aspiring Pakistani cricketers can upload their videos showcasing their batting and/or bowling skills.
The NCA will keep a close tab on the videos and if the coaches at NCA find a youngster with potential, he will be called for a trial.
"These videos will then be viewed on a regular basis by the coaches at the NCA who will assess the talent on display. If the coaches find anyone suitable for future consideration he will then be called to the NCA for a further trial," PTI quoted a board official as saying.
Apparently, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan hit upon the idea, as he was angry at complaints that deserving Pakistani cricketers were being overlooked only because they could not approach NCA coaches.
Besides, the idea will also have an upside, of widening the country's raw talent pool by looking for budding cricketers. If young cricketers are found worthy of being given a chance, they could well be on their way to international stardom.