Politics may hurt cricket revival in Pakistan: Zaka Ashraf

Pakistan Cricket Board Zaka Ashraf praised Imran Khan saying the former captain was the only one who spopke about the incident AFP


By CricketCountry Staff

Islamabad: Jun 9, 2012

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has lashed out at the Punjab government for the unwanted interference – bringing down a wall of Gaddafi Stadium saying it could harm Pakistan`s image and also the prospects of holding PPL matches in the province.

“Politics should be kept separate from sports because it will hurt Pakistan’s image. We are trying to launch the revival of international cricket here and the Punjab government is doing such things. We can`t even think of hosting an international team or a league match in Punjab in the current scenario,” Ashraf said.

The PCB chief was quoted by Dawn as saying, “These kind of acts will create further hurdles in bringing international cricket back, the PCB chief lamented”

Ashraf feels these kind of acts will further delay the restoration of international cricket in the country as it hurts nation s image.

He praised Imran s statement on the matter saying the former cricketer was the only one who spoke on the incident.