Afridi meets PCB Chairman for cricket improvements.
Afridi discusses cricket with Prime Minister Kakar.
Uncertainty looms over PCB Chairman’s future.
Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi met with the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee in Lahore on Friday to discuss various aspects of improving the quality of cricket in the country.
This meeting comes just a day after Afridi had a discussion with the interim Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar regarding cricket-related issues and his potential involvement with the PCB in the future. During their meeting, Afridi and Prime Minister Kakar focused on evaluating the performance of the current Pakistani cricket team led by Babar Azam in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. They also delved into the crucial matter of nurturing cricket talents, starting from the grassroots level and developing them into international-level players.
In an exclusive interview, Shahid Afridi confirmed his meeting with the prime minister and provided insights into their cricket-related discussions. He mentioned that the Prime Minister expressed a keen interest in properly training the youth and grooming them systematically, aiming to help them achieve success both individually and for the nation.
Afridi also disclosed that the Prime Minister had expressed a desire for him to play a role in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). However, Afridi indicated that he needed some time to decide on his association with the PCB’s future plans. He stressed the importance of systematic and high-quality player training, stating that Pakistan cricket must focus on nurturing talent from the grassroots level to the top echelons. He emphasized that this systematic approach is necessary to consistently excel on the international cricket stage.
Meanwhile, the future of Zaka Ashraf as the Chairman of the PCB Management Committee remains uncertain as his four-month tenure is set to conclude on November 4. The situation is further complicated by the lack of clarity regarding whether the Prime Minister will extend the current Management Committee’s tenure or appoint a new committee with fresh leadership. The Management Committee has faced challenges in holding PCB elections, for which it was originally established. The final decision rests with the Prime Minister, who also holds the title of Patron in Chief of the PCB, and further updates are expected in the coming days.
The Ministry for Inter-Provincial Coordination has submitted a summary to the Prime Minister to seek his opinion on the future of Zaka Ashraf’s role as Chairman of the PCB Management Committee. The uncertainty surrounding the committee’s leadership adds an element of intrigue to the future of Pakistan’s cricket administration.
Shahid Afridi meets PM to discuss cricketing issues, PCB role
Shahid Afridi met with Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar. PM wants Afridi to...