LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) managerial Committee’s Chairman Najam Sethi said on Tuesday that the country’s cricket board will be ready to answer Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur in an ICC board meeting listed to be held later this month in wrap Town, South Africa.
When asked about the BCCI’s request to global Cricket Council (ICC) to put Pakistan and India in divide pools during the global tournaments, Sethi said: “We will give befitting response to Anurag Thakur.”
The two neighbors have not compete in a full-fledged two-sided series after the Mumbai Attacks in 2008 soared Indo-Pak diplomatic ties.
‘We will do everything for Shahid Afridi’
Talking about giving an worthy exit to former T20 captain Shahid Afridi, the executive committee’s chairman said: “Afridi is a star player and we will do all for him.”
His declaration regarding the showy all-rounder came on the day when Afridi made his international first appearance 20 years back with a strutting maiden One-Day century in just 37 balls, a world record at that time.
“I will be meeting Shahid Afridi and will discuss the situation with him”, he added.
“We don’t want to disturb the team’s professionalism for merely a custom.”
Najam Sethi further said that he had full support of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to put in order the final of the second edition Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Lahore.
The opening edition of PSL was held in Dubai and Sharjah earlier this year.
“We have full hold of Punjab Chief Minister and we are in touch with management to sort out PSL final in Lahore,” he finished.