Yorkshire have partnered with Pakistan Super League team Lahore Qalandars to hold open trials in Bradford for undiscovered cricketers from around the UK.

Those who impress the most on trial day at the Park Avenue Cricket Ground on October 1 will be invited to train at the Qalandars’ high-performance centre in Lahore over the winter.

The initiative is based on the Qalandars’ own players development programme, which has engaged over half a million young people across Pakistan since its launch in 2019.

It is part of a longer-term partnership and vision to address socio-economic barriers to the sport and is open to men and women aged 18 over who are not currently on a professional contract.

Yorkshire’s managing director of cricket Darren Gough said: “Our inspiration is taken from the partnership we have with Lahore Qalandars and is an exciting moment as we continue to look to the future with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and continue on our journey to make it a club that is accessible to all.

“Those who may have missed out on the traditional pathway programmes in the UK will now have the opportunity to showcase their talent.”