Recent events force PCB to cancel round-table conference

Chairman will hold working group sessions with former cricketers in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad instead


Sports Desk February 15, 2017
PHOTO: EXPRESS

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced that the round-table conference aimed at improving the sport in the country, and scheduled for March, has been cancelled in light of the recent corruption scandal in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).

On February 1, PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called a conference involving former cricketers to resolve issues relating to the development of cricket in the country.

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The conference was expected to be held at the PCB headquarters in Lahore on March 6 and 7 and the issues to be discussed include improving the teams’ performance, domestic structure, improvement of pitches, coaching of national and junior teams and encouragement to foreign teams to tour Pakistan.

However, the PCB, in a media release, said that the conference has been cancelled and that the chairman will talk to former cricketers in working group sessions in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad instead.

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“Owing to the recent developments in Pakistan cricket, it has been decided to cancel the round-table conference of cricketers planned by the PCB in Lahore aimed at the improvement of cricket in the country," read a PCB statement. "Instead, the chairman will conduct working group sessions with former cricketers in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad to seek their views on the cricket structure in the country."

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