Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani said “so many players touring Pakistan shows the confidence they have in playing in Pakistan.
While Speaking at the launch of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy at the National Stadium, Ehsan Mani said “Pakistan has never hosted an event on such a big scale.”
He further said “organizing cricket matches in Pakistan will send a positive message to the world.”
He further said that 2020 is going to be a great year for Pakistan cricket.
PCB chairman also indicated that the country might give up its hosting rights for the Asia Cup T20 tournament this year.
He said that venue of the Asia Cup would be decided after taking into account the majority view of all the stake-holders in the Asian Cricket Council.
It is to be noted that India has refused to travel to Pakistan for the tournament and insistence on playing its share of matches at a neutral venue.
India has not toured Pakistan since 2008 while it has also not played a full Test bilateral series with Pakistan since 2007 due to strained political and diplomatic relations. Pakistan did visit India in 2012 to play a short limited-overs series.
The last Asia Cup in 2018 was held in UAE after the Indian board said it couldn’t host Pakistan in India.