Invitations for March 17 match sent to ICC, other cricket boards officials as well
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited all International Cricket Council (ICC) board members, including Indian counterparts to watch the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Karachi on March 17.
The invitation sent to ICC chairman Shashank Manohar and Chief Executive David Richardson as well.
According to the Daily Express, there is no chance that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Amitabh Choudhary and ICC chairman, who is also from India, would be coming to Pakistan to watch the final of the tournament in such a tensed situation between Pakistan and India.
Sources from inside the board reported that the invitations were sent before tensions escalated between the two countries. However, they would have never sent the invite to India in this situation.
Furthermore, the main aim to invite senior officials from other boards is so that they can witness the security situation in the country themselves.
The board is expecting a visit of officials from Afghanistan, England, Ireland, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Earlier, newly appointed PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan, while exclusively taking to Cricket Pakistan said that the board has invited security managers of Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for the PSL4 final in Karachi.
Pakistan will take on Bangladesh in the first of the three-match T20 International series, starting on January 24 in Lahore23/Jan/2020