PCB Chairman keen on bringing back PSL, International cricket to Karachi
"I hail from Karachi myself and I want cricket to return to my city," he quoted.
Published - May 11, 2017 7:46 pm | Updated - May 11, 2017 7:47 pm
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has recently expressed his desire to bring back international cricket to Pakistan sometime soon. More importantly, he is keen on bringing back the top cricketing action to the biggest city of the country – Karachi. As per the quotes in the Brecorder.com, Shaharyar Khan remarked that the city deserves good quality cricket.
He added that in the recent past, the age group cricket in Karachi has been the most impressive. Moreover, the fact that the school cricket and other grass root level cricket in the city is vastly spread, works well in the favor of Karachi. The PCB chairman noted that some of the biggest players of the country have their roots in this city.
“I hail from Karachi myself and I want cricket to return to my city. Be it Pakistan Super League (PSL) or international cricket, we will make sure that major matches are played in Karachi, from where some of the best cricketers hail from,” quoted Shaharyar Khan.
He also spoke about the other current trends in the Pakistan cricket. Khan stated that the board is thankful for the services that Younis Khan and Misbah Ul Haq have rendered to the country. Both Younis and Misbah are currently playing their farewell Test in Dominica against the West Indies. He remarked the board is keen on giving the two stalwarts some offers in the administration post their retirement.
Recently, Younis Khan had already received the offer to mentor the youngsters in the country. It will be interesting to see in what capacity does the board fill in Misbah Ul Haq in the administration.
Cricket making a steady comeback
Cricket in Pakistan had taken a heavy toll when the Sri Lankan team was attacked by the terrorists during their tour to the country in 2009. Since then, no major team has toured Pakistan for an international series. However, the recent success of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore seemed to be a big positive for the PCB.