Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan on Monday stated that Pakistan Super League (PSL) would act as a gateway towards the revival of full-fledged international cricket in the country.
“The matches of the next edition of the PSL, to be played at Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi, will restore the confidence of the foreign players and the teams in Pakistan and will portray an enhanced image of the country with security and other aspects suitable for staging international cricket in Pakistan,” he told the media at Qaddafi Stadium.
Prior to the PSL, Pakistan is looking forward to host a two test match series against Srilanka in September this year.
According to Khan, the Chief Executive Officers of Australia and England cricket boards will be visiting Pakistan in September and October respectively to assess the security situation and arrangements being made by the government for the safety of foreign players and teams.
Wasim Khan is expected to visit England on August 9 to attend the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Cricket Committee meeting to present Pakistan’s case.
“I have been especially invited by the committee to give a detailed presentation on security arrangement/measures, stadium and allied facilities of cricket in Pakistan. I will expertise and personal relations with former cricket captain, players and notables attached with the game in various capacities,” he told the media.
Wasim Khan said that restructuring of the PCB aims at turning it to world’s top cricket board in next five years.