Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani on Tuesday said that Year 2019 will remember as a landmark year in Pakistan’s cricketing history.
Ehsan Mani reviewed Year 2019.
It ended with the country taking a major stride in ensuring full resumption of international cricket in Pakistan.
Because Sri Lanka played two Tests in Rawalpindi and Karachi.
Moreover, Pakistan had staged eight Habib Bank Limited Pakistan Super League matches in Karachi in March.
Mani said, “The biggest achievement for me was the two Tests we played against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi and Karachi.”
“It has sent out a message that Pakistan is safe and ready for international cricket and we will now build on it,” he said in an interview.
According to Mani, the achievement not an easy feat to accomplish and hailed the Sri Lankan cricket team for their effort.
“The biggest challenge for me was to get Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan. They took small steps in their return to the country by playing white-ball cricket here first,” he said.
Ehsan Mani also said the revamping of domestic structure led to riveting cricketing action on-field.
However, it renewed the fans’ interest in domestic events.
Mani said, “The genesis of better on-field performances in international cricket is in domestic cricket.”
“We made massive investment in the revamping of our domestic structure in a very short time.”
“It resulted in a very successful Quaid-e-Azam Trophy”, he said.
“The first-class matches have entered fourth day, which was previously missing.”
“The pacers were not getting undue assistance anymore and this has brought spinners into play, which will address the issue of the lack of spinners,” he added.
The PCB got unprecedented recognition in the ICC with PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and chief Executive Wasim Khan.
It also includes Senior Legal Counsel Barrister Salman Naseer sitting on five influential committees.
Ehsan Mani said, “We had four objectives for this year and we have successfully met all of them.”