PCB chief Najam Sethi to visit India to attend ICC meet
India and Pakistan have been loggerheads with each other on several matters.
Updated - Apr 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi and Subhan Ahmad, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be visiting India on April 21 in order to attend a meeting by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Kolkata as per reports in The Express Tribune. The issuance of the visas to the board members can be a major turning point in the relationship of the neighbouring countries.
The Indian High Commission has previously rejected several applications from the Pakistani contingent in sports, which included squash, wrestling and blind cricket as well. Meanwhile, a source close to the PCB has mentioned that Sethi and Sobhan are likely to discuss about the recently concluded Pakistan Super League and the three-match T20I series against the Windies at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The most awaited tour
“Sethi and Subhan will be flying to Kolkata on April 21 for the meetings during which Pakistan’s security arrangements and organisation of the PSL matches and T20I series against the Windies in Lahore and Karachi will be discussed,” the source mentioned. It has also been learned that ICC played a major role in the clearance of visas of the Pakistani officials.
Also, it’s pretty evident that they will be discussing the return of bilateral cricket between the age old antagonists. In the meeting, Giles Clarke, the head of the ICC’s task force of cricket in Pakistan will submit a report surrounding the return of international cricket to the war-stricken country. Attempts would also be made regarding holding ICC meetings at the PCB headquarters in Lahore.
India and Pakistan have been loggerheads with each other on several matters which has only worsened the ties between the Asian countries. The recent visit by Sethi and Sobhan might be a major breakthrough and the cricketing world would be hoping for improvements in their relations as time progresses.