MD PCB said that Pakistan will prioritize its own interests at all forums
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director (MD) Wasim Khan has said that stern decisions have to be taken for the betterment of Pakistan Cricket.
While speaking to reporters in Rawalpindi, Khan was of the opinion that sports and politics should be kept separate.
He also talked about the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) blackout in India and said that Pakistan will prioritize its own interests at all forums.
“PSL was blacked out in India. We will prioritize our interests as far as cricket relations with India are concerned. We are ready for anything India does in the International Cricket Council (ICC),” said Wasim. “We will look at the interests of Pakistan in all matters above all else.”
Khan was hopeful for a Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan in the near future. He elaborated that the return of international cricket to Pakistan was of the highest priority.
“We are striving to make an international tour by Sri Lanka team to Pakistan possible. We are hopeful it will go through,” he said. “The return of international cricket is our first priority. We should look ahead and not to the past.”
Talking about the Pakistan Women’s team, he told reporters that the new batting coach will be local. He also said that the PCB was scouting for venues for the next edition of HBL PSL, which will be held entirely in Pakistan.
“We are going to hire a batting coach for the women’s team. The batting coach will not be foreign as preference will be given to local coaches,” he said. “We will be looking at Rawalpindi amongst other cities as possible destinations for PSL in the next edition.”
Khan said the entire world now realized that Pakistan can provide adequate security for foreign teams after the success of the PSL.
“The whole world has witnessed the security provided by Pakistan. Everyone has praised the security and facilities that we provided,” he concluded.