The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, in a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore , claimed that he would not run after India to play a series.
Ehsan Mani tells that he was open to dialogue with his Indian chairman of cricket but reinforced the idea that the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) would have to initiate the conversations.
“If India wants to play against us they should come and talk. I will not run after them to play a series against us,” Ehsan Mani said.
The PCB chairman Ehsan Mani was hopeful that the series against Sri Lanka will brings massive crowds, which would in turn help motivate the Pakistan cricket team.
“Our players perform outside Pakistan and there are no crowds to cheer for them. The seats are empty which damages players’ motivation. I hope the scheduled series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka brings in many fans into the stadium. I hope they support both teams,” he said.
Mani thanked the officials of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and stressed the need to remember the heinous terrorist attack on them ten years ago in Lahore.
“We should not forget that the Sri Lankan team was the target of a terrorist attack here ten years ago. The same team has now come back to Pakistan to support cricket in the country. I am grateful to the Sri Lanka Cricket board,” he said.