Monday, November 28, 2011
International Cricket Would Start In Pakistan Next Year--Zaka
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said only those players who maintain discipline and perform will be part of the national team.
Talking in Bahawalpur on Sunday, he said that national prestige would be supreme and the PCB would not tolerate corruption, indiscipline and groups in the team.
Zaka said the board was setting up a vigilance division to eliminate match fixing and betting.
He said agents of players would have to get clearance from the PCB, adding that it was amending the code of conduct for players and the amended code would be implemented in letter and spirit.
The PCB chairman said that he was visiting India and Bangladesh soon on invitations of their cricket boards. He hoped that international cricket would restart in Pakistan from 2012. He added: “Foolproof security will be provided to all visiting teams in Pakistan and the provision of security according to ICC standards is our duty.”
Ashraf stressed holding a cricket series between Pakistan and India even on a neutral place. He said: “The PCB is holding receptions for the national cricket team for victory against Sri Lanka in the UAE and women and blind cricket teams to encourage them for their good performance.”