As Lahore is set to host the World XI T20 cricket tournament, politicians in the rest of the country have questioned why matches haven’t been scheduled in other cities.
Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah has disapproved Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi’s attitude in this regard, Express News reports.
Talking to reporters in Karachi on Monday, the provincial minister said that despite written requests to the PCB by the Sindh government, no matches were scheduled in Karachi.
Shah said if international wrestlers could come to Karachi, there was no reason cricketers couldn’t play in the metropolitan city.
The World XI, which will play three T20Is from Tuesday, arrived in Lahore Sunday with air surveillance and dozens of police vans in attendance.
Pakistan has not hosted top-level international cricket — barring five limited over matches against minnows Zimbabwe in 2015 since the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff.