By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Oct 04, 2012
The Pakistan Premier League has found support in former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and former Pakistani left-arm pacer Wasim Akram, when both of them gave their respective advises to Pakistan Board chief Zaka Ashraf.
According to sources, Ashraf spoke to Gavaskar and Akram in Sri Lanka, where they are present for the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 Championship.
“It is a good step for the development of cricket in Pakistan and the holding of PPL will be a step forward for bringing international cricket to Pakistan,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying by Express Tribune.
The tournament has been schedule to kick off on from March 15, 2013.
“Wasim also assured the chairman that he would put up his suggestions for the holding of PPL and termed it a positive effort for bringing back international cricket to Pakistan,” a PCB spokesperson said.
“Wasim offered his services for the training of upcoming bowlers at NCA and assured the chairman that he would be glad to play any role as far as development of cricket or training of young cricketers are concerned.”
The PCB chief also had talks with ICC CEO Dave Richardson, who is likely to visit Pakistan in November. Since taking the post of PCB chief, Ashraf has been working on getting international matches back to Pakistan.
“It’s been a long time and I will like to visit Pakistan to see development in cricket and to discuss cricket related affairs with PCB Chairman,” said Richardson.