All credit of reviving international cricket goes to Army, govt: PCB
LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi on Sunday gave the Army and government credit for successfully holding the third and final Twenty20 International match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Lahore.
“All thanks to Allah (SWT). Prayers of Pakistani people were answered today. It was a historic day for us as this match will pave way for other teams also to Pakistan,” he said exclusively talking to ARY News after Shoaib Malik-inspired Pakistan clean swept three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka in Gaddafi Stadium.
The confidence that is availed through the presence of para-military force, cannot be availed through any other, he said.
“All the credit of reviving international cricket in Pakistan goes to Pak Army and the government,” he said wishing his heartfelt desire that military and civil organization should collaborate to build ‘new Pakistan’.
Sethi promised that he would bring all cricket teams one by one to Pakistan.
Admitting low performance in Test matches, he said after Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi the team had for sure gone weaker, however the PCB was looking for the good replacement of those terrific cricketers but it would take some time.
The chairman PCB said making Sarfraz Ahmed captain of all three formats proved to be productive.