Published On: Mon, May 30th, 2016

Shaharyar Khan commented on Pak-India cricket ties


Shaharyar Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has renounced on dialogue with the Indian cricket board on a two-sided series amid the two countries.

He stated in front of media that “The government has made it clear we are not supposed to engage in any dialogue with the BCCI, nor give any statements on Pakistan-India cricket ties until further orders,”

He further continued by saying that “We did all we could to convince them to resume bilateral ties with us but they didn’t respond in the same manner. So now even our government has said to put a lid on further discussions.”

In the meantime, the chairman proclaimed that Karachi’s local cricket academy was geared up to be inaugurated subsequent to a wait of nine years.

Stating to the media exterior the National Stadium, the 82-year-old stated that the venture was formerly caught in a twirl of red tape but is approaching accomplishment with Mudassar Nazar prepared to direct the institution.

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He told that “Mudassar Nazar will look after the Karachi regional cricket academy besides his contribution towards Lahore’s National Cricket Academy (NCA),”

He further added that “We hope to launch the project in the coming days.”

Shaharyar added that the PCB will be launching academies all through the country to assist upcoming players to grow.

“Besides Karachi, we will be setting-up academies in Multan and Quetta as well, ” He said.

The PCB has been criticized from a variety of areas for sagging on academy ventures crosswise the country. Regardless of the mass interest and talent pool in Pakistan, there is just one final school for cricketers — Lahore’s NCA.

Players from all over the countryside have to move to the metropolis to employ the facility, which is mainly limited to centrally-contracted and Pakistan A team players.

Foremost cricketers from Karachi have claimed an academy in the metropolis for elongated, wit the previous captain Shahid Afridi frequently stating youngsters and ascertained players both require a platform where they can perform and sharpen their skills to struggling at the utmost level.

The PCB chairman further continued that the PCB was certain regarding fast bowler Muhammad Amir’s UK visa for the imminent visit of England.

It was inquired regarding the advancement of the left-armer’s visa application; Shaharyar articulated his declaration at the procedure.

He stated that “Amir’s visa shouldn’t be an issue; I am travelling to Lahore shortly and will get an update once I am there. But we are confident there won’t be any complication in this regard,”


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- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.