There will be no compromise on the security of the players: Ehsan Mani
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s chairman Ehsan Mani is confident that the board will not pay any extra money to the international teams to tour Pakistan in future.
He was talking to the media at National Stadium Karachi (NSK) along with Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC)’s representatives during the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Mani said that the board has raced the efforts to bring more international teams in the country but will make sure to not offer any extra money to the players.
“No, we won’t pay any extra money to the players in the future. It is about cricket and not money,” Mani said while replying to a question.
The PCB’s boss thanked the international cricket boards to consider Pakistan as the venue to play cricket and is hopeful to host some more high-profile teams in the near future.
Ehsan Mani said, “The things are significantly changing for us which indicates our efforts in the right direction. We are in talks with several cricket boards which include England Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA).”
The representatives from ECB and CA are expected to tour Pakistan soon to inspect the security situation in the country,” he said.
Talking about hosting Test cricket, Mani once again clarified that they haven’t discussed the matter so far.
“Firstly, let this series happen successfully. We will talk about hosting Test series later,” Mani said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are to play a two-match Test series in December this year.
The PCB aims to host the series in Pakistan following the feedback of three ODIs and T20Is series in the country.