PCB to hold governing board meeting – Cricket News Update
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to hold its Governing Board’s meeting on Tuesday at National Cricket Academy (NCA), which will be first time headed by Zaka Ashraf, who has recently taken over as chairman of the board.
Ashraf will have a discussion with governing board members about the recent tour of Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Other than this, he will also give a briefing related to some major issues like spot-fixing, and bringing
international cricket back to the country.
Pakistan, in the recently concluded series, has given a brilliant performance against Sri Lanka, as they thrashed them in all three departments of the game. The Green shirts clinched the three-match Test series by 1-0 before heading
into the limited-over leg.
Carrying on with the winning momentum, Pakistan won the five-match One Day International (ODI) series by 4-1 and also defeated Sri Lanka in the one-off Twenty20.
The newly appointed PCB chairman is also trying to convince international teams to visit Pakistan and is also putting in efforts to resume the bilateral ties with India.
Ashraf recently has hinted that international cricket might return to the country in the next year and proper security will be provided to the visiting teams, according to measures set by International Cricket Council (ICC).
“Foolproof security will be provided to all visiting teams in Pakistan and the provision of security according to ICC standards is our duty,” he added.
Earlier, the chairman had written a letter to his counter-part in India, where he asked them to play bilateral series and give their detailed response on the issue as soon as possible.
Giving a positive response to this letter, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sharad Paward invited Ashraf to visit India to have a discussion on the revival of cricketing ties between neighboring countries.
PCB chairman is likely to tour India in the second week of December.
In addition, Ashraf has also made a separate division within the board to debate the spot-fixing issue and to keep the players away from all kinds of corruption in the game.
PCB last time held its governing board’s meeting on June 22, which was being supervised by then chairman Ijaz Butt.