Governments in both countries have to be consulted when it comes to bilateral cricket: Najam Sethi | Cricket News

KARACHI: The head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (pcb) management Committee Najam Seti On Thursday, he made it clear he would act on government advice over cricketing relations with India.
Sethi was appointed chairman of a 14-member committee on Wednesday to manage gambling affairs in the country for the next four months following the removal of Ramiz Raja as PCB chief.
“Governments of both countries should be consulted regarding bilateral relations and other cricket relations between Pakistan and India,” Sethi told reporters in Lahore.
India have not visited Pakistan since the 2008 Asian Cup, and after the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26 of the same year, the bilateral series scheduled for early 2009 was cancelled.
Pakistan traveled to India for a short six-game clean-ball streak in 2012, but for the past 10 years there has been no two-sided cricket. The two teams have only faced each other at various International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events.
A controversy erupted in October, when the president of the ACC and the secretary of the BCCI Jay Shah said India would not travel to Pakistan next year for the 50 Asian Cup – likely to be held in September 2023 – after which the PCB threatened to withdraw from the 50 World Cup years to be held in India next year.
Sethi said his main task was to fully implement the 2014 constitution and revive the Board of Governors and General Body under the old system and hold elections within 120 days.
But Sethi, who served as chairman and chief executive between 2013 and 2018 before stepping down after the Imran Khan-led government took office in 2018, appeared unhappy with the announcement of the Pakistan Test team for the home series against New Zealand by the old leadership.
“I don’t know if it is necessary to make changes in the team, we will see if new ideas are needed. It would have been better if the team had not been announced,” he said. .
The government issued a notification on Wednesday evening confirming the appointment of the management committee while sacking Ramiz Raja, but incumbent head coach Muhammad Wasim announced the squad for the New Zealand series.
Sethi made it clear that there would be changes to the board, including in cricket-related areas.
“I think we had done a good job during our four to five year tenure before I resigned. But what happened in the last four years, everyone can see,” he said. he declares.
Sethi also clarified that the country’s prime minister wants departmental teams and regional cricket associations revived.
“It is our main priority to revive county cricket because over the last four years we have seen a terrible rise in unemployment and a starvation of cricketing talent. The old system worked well for us and we had national cricketers. These days it seems we only get PSL players,” he said.
Sethi said all the groundwork to launch the Pakistan Super League and convince international teams to return to play in Pakistan was done during his last term.
“It’s good that all the teams are now touring Pakistan and the New Zealand team tour is very important to us. But we also need to ensure a steady supply of talent from our national cricket,” he said. -he declares.
Sethi also expressed concern over selection issues and the team’s performance in the recent Test series against England, which Pakistan lost 0-3.


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