PCB will follow govt’s advice for next year’s World Cup in India: Najam Sethi
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi said that the board will follow the federal government’s advice on touring India for ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled in India next year.
Talking to the media in Karachi, he answered a reporter’s question that it was “too early” for him to comment about “strategic issues” regarding India, sporting ties for which were strained further since the neighbour refused to visit Pakistan for the Asia Cup 2023.
Sethi added that Pakistan and India’s cricket issues are beyond the cricket board’s control and the government always decides them.
While referring to his resignation as PCB chairman in PTI’s government, he said the decision to resign was a good one as every prime minister has right to form his team.
Responding to question about changing the name of Karachi’s national stadium, Sethi said that he was not in favour of the decision, adding that National Stadium’s name has been changed just for Rs80-100 million.
Najam Sethi said that the PCB’s management committee has full powers to run the board’s affairs and the main goal was to restore the PCB 2014 constitution.
“The management committee will be dissolved once the departments and the elected body are ready,” he added.
Talking about Micky Arthur, Sethi said: “I formed team with Micky Arthur. We have contacted Arthur, and he is currently busy with Derbyshire. We have sought his consultation on whether he is available or not and if he has some names to suggest to us.”