Chairman PCB hopes for Sarfaraz’s return

Syeda Nadira Mushtaque Reporter

23rd Dec, 2019. 03:13 pm

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehaan Mani said on Monday that its proved Pakistan is safe for international cricket.

Addressing in Karachi PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said I hope Sarfraz will return to the team after playing well at Domestic.

Chairman  said “We have proved that Pakistan is safe, if someone isn’t coming then they should prove that it’s unsafe.”

“No one should now doubt security arrangements in Pakistan after successful Sri Lanka Test series.”

“This is a turning point for revival of test cricket in Pakistan. Media and fans played an important role in portraying positive image of Pakistan worldwide,” he added.

Mani also urged Bangladesh, along with other cricketing nations, to tour Pakistan without hesitation.

“We’re in talks with Bangladesh board. Not only Bangladesh, all the teams should have no doubt that PCB will host its home series in Pakistan only. I’m hopeful that Bangladesh will tour Pakistan because there’s no reason of not touring. If Sri Lanka can tour Pakistan than why not others,” he said.

Bangladesh are due to arrive in January for three T20Is and two Tests and the PCB is hopeful that the full tour would go ahead given that Sri Lanka had returned to the country for the Test series.

Pakistan defeats Sri Lanka

Earlier, Pakistan won spectacularly against Sri Lanka in the second test match  in Karachi.
Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 263 runs,  their first home Test in a decade.

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 212

Sixteen-year-old Shah had the best figures of 3-31.

Pakistan earlier declared their second innings at lunch on 555 for three after skipper Azhar Ali returned to form with 118 and Babar Azam struck 100 not out.

Naseem Shah record

On the other hand Naseem Shah, the youngest pacer in Pakistan Cricket Team became the youngest fast bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an innings of a Test.

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