PCB awaits ICC’s decision on World XI’s tour to Pakistan
Published - Mar 11, 2017 3:50 pm | Updated - Mar 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Pakistan has not played a single home international game since 2009. In the same year, Sri Lankans were attacked by the militants and it has been only grey days for the Pakistan cricket since then. ICC banned Pakistan from hosting any international match. Zimbabwe was the only side that visited Pakistan for a limited overs short tour in 2014.
Since then it was the Pakistan Super League final a week ago that made headlines for good. Pakistan cricket is meant to be reborn since the final as it was their way back to hosting international cricket. The security for the PSL final was immense and the ICC security manager Sean Norris will give his report to the ICC.
There were other security advisors from various countries. Advisors from England, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will submit their written reports to the International Cricket Council.
A Pakistan Cricket Board source revealed the same. He said “Sean Norris, who is the ICC security manager, will give his report on the security arrangements while the security advisors of other boards like England, Australia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will also give their written feedbacks.”
Pakistan Cricket Board is awaiting a decision of touring the World XI side to Pakistan from the ICC. There will be a board meeting in April that will discuss this topic. The meeting is to be held from 23rd April to the 27th of the same month.
The Pakistan board is hoping for a positive result from the international council as the feedbacks from the security experts have been nothing but positive. No top quality side has toured Pakistan since 2009. It has been tough on them as there were some serious allegations since then. The 2011 world cup saw India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh host matches but Pakistan were excluded and no matches were hosted by them even then.
This has taken a toll on the PCB and their funds but their steps to bring back international cricket to Pakistan have been commendable as they await on the ICC’s decision.