Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairperson Ehsan Mani officially announced that all matches of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) fifth edition would be played in the country.
According to the details, the matches will be played in four cities including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan.
The PCB chairman further said that Pakistan was hopeful of hosting Sri Lanka and Bangladesh later this year whereas, he confirmed that the heads of Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) would be visiting Pakistan this year.
Mani added that four stadiums have been shortlisted to host the PSL 5 games, which include Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan.
He further added that PCB is aiming to host the upcoming series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Pakistan as well.
Despite the refusal to play cricket in Pakistan, Australian Board along with English board have both been invited to Pakistan to review the security and conditions. Ehsan claimed that he hopes to convince both boards to play a series in Pakistan as well.
Lastly, Mani claimed that Asia Cup rights have also been given to Pakistan and hopes that all teams agree to participate including India.
Ehsan Mani claimed that 85 percent of all the tasks on his agenda have been achieved and he is now working solely on reviving international cricket in Pakistan and improving the domestic circuit.
During my so-far almost-nine months in office, I have done my best to introduce a new culture of quality management, besides making recommendations in the PCB constitution to bring overall improvement in domestic cricket and in the organizational set-up of the PCB.