Best talent coming from KP: PCB chairman
PESHAWAR: Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani Tuesday said that introducing city cricket in more than 90 cities across Pakistan would help developing quality cricket and provide an opportunity to new faces to come to the main pool of selection.
This he said while talking to media men soon after attending the 57th BoD meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board held for the first time in the history with all the members of the PCB governing board attending.
He said it was big achievement that Sri Lankan Cricket Board have a Series with Pakistan and Bangladesh Cricket Board agreed for sending its team to play two Tests, 1 ODI and 3 T20s. “With this visit Test cricket revived in Pakistan after a long time and more international cricket would come to Pakistan,” he said.
Ehsan Mani said: “I appreciate the BoG for acknowledging our efforts in getting this series back on track. To emerge profitable in the face of extreme challenges was another big achievement of this regime. If we had failed in our attempts with the media rights partner, we would have earned nothing as the tour could have been potentially canceled and our endeavors for the resumption of Test cricket would have been derailed.”
He said in City Cricket Association, they have also included six to seven cities of the recently merged tribal areas. He said those areas which have 12 to 15 playing clubs is fulfilling the criteria to be part of City Cricket Association. It was encouraging that best talent was coming from KP including the recently merged tribal areas and that was why PCB had given due attention to whole of KP talent, he added. – APP