Sethi eyes ICC meet to plead Pakistan case

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Lahore - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Aziz Sethi is confident to publicise Pakistan's campaign for bringing back international cricket to Pakistan on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council's meeting being held from April 22 at Kolkata.

Sehti will be meeting several officials of the different cricket playing nations to advocate Pakistan's point of view of having international cricket in the country. "It is going to be a very productive opportunity to discuss the possibility of staging more international cricket in Pakistan with the officials of different Test playing countries and I am hopeful to get positive response in this regard", he said.

Sethi lauded the role of ICC for lending hand to Pakistan for the revival of international cricket and praised the role of ICC Director Giles Carke for his tremendous efforts for supplementing the efforts of the PCB for resumption of international cricket in the country.

The PCB chief is confident to build on the success of recent cricket events in the country for the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan on permanent basis in years to come. "We are well on the path to bring back international cricket in Pakistan as a lot of international cricket has been generated in recent two years and we will keep making strides until international cricket fully returns to the country.”

He said now the eyes are set to motivate more international cricket teams to visit Pakistan in hear future. "The task is quite challenging, but it is very much achievable,” he added.

 

"We have done everything for our country's cricket and to reestablished its image of a respected cricket-playing nation, what we have achieved in recent two years is a land mark achievement for Pakistan cricket. I would say these are the confident building measures which will persuade the foreign teams to come and play cricket in Pakistan,” he added.

“The return of international cricket is a gradual process and cannot be done overnight or in short span of time, but we have been successful to host the World XI, Sri Lankan team and the West Indies in two recent years, which speaks volume of our efforts for resumption of international cricket in the country and soon Test-playing nations will come here to play cricket,” Sethi said.

 

 

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