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PCB get short relief

Written by Commoner on February 5th, 2009   (63 views)

Pakistan’s cricket is in very troubled waters and as Pakistan is getting no serious series at home, the financial situation is very dismal. Foreign teams are damaging the Pakistan cricket. Australia and the West Indies forced Pakistan to play in the neutral venues of Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates in 2002. In the years that followed, New Zealand, Australia again and India all refused to tour Pakistan or cut short tours over security fears.

Former Pakistani captain, the skipper of team which won 1992 world cup, Cricket legend Imran Khan has said that these problems are due to the bad decisions of the Pakistan government. From economy to daily life to cricket, everything is hurt in Pakistan only because of our unnecessary involvement in war. Teams are refusing to come to Pakistan because of that war. More than 1,500 people have been killed in militant attacks across Pakistan in the past 19 months and more than 1,500 troops have been killed at the hands of extremists since 2002.

But now PCB has got a chink of light. Australia are expected to play five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 International against Pakistan in April-May most probably in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The dates and venues for the games are likely to be announced on February 6 (Friday). According to sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the proposed ODI series against Australia is expected to generate approximately Rs 400 million from television rights alone.

But Imran is right and for lasting strength in PCB, government should review its policies at the national front.

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