Dawn – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi said on Thursday that the nation needs to play its part in making the upcoming World XI Azadi Tournament a success.

Summary

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi said on Thursday that the nation needs to play its part in making the upcoming World XI Azadi Tournament a success.
  • “Everyone, especially the media, needs to play their part in making this series a success for our own national interest,” Sethi said, speaking at the unveiling of the tournament logo.
  • Sethi also stressed that “irresponsible reporting” may affect Sri Lanka’s decision to visit Pakistan for a T20 match and the subsequent arrival of West Indies for a three-match series next month.
  • While discussing what he described as “the heartburn” being felt in Karachi due to no matches being played there, Sethi said, “I know people are not happy that there are no matches being played in Karachi, especially after the improved security situation.
  • Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will be visiting Pakistan as part of the World XI squad for a three-match T20 series this month.


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