PCB asks players to return from CPL, county cricket

Joanna Estrada
August 12, 2017

Three cricketers without central contracts - Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Sami - have also been asked to return after they were selected by Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Lahore Whites for the National T20 Cup.

Abdul Razzaq believes that the selection of Najam Sethi as Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will boost the level of cricket in Pakistan, adding that his experience will ensure major efforts for effective promotion of the game.

The World XI's visit - subject to security clearance - was originally scheduled for the last week of September but it has been brought forward into a window between September 10 and 16. He said that the decision to hold PSL final in Karachi next year after the Lahore final could prove pivotal in establishing Pakistan's image as safe country for the game.

According to the release, the series was set to conclude in the final week of September, but constituency elections slated for September 17 and Pakistan's upcoming series against Sri Lanka in UAE starting September 24 forced the ICC to change the dates of the World XI series.

A team of worldwide cricket stars is scheduled to visit Pakistan for three T20 matches in September.

In order to consolidate measures to ensure the return of global cricket in Pakistan, ICC had confirmed sending a World XI for a three-match T20 series to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Pakistan are due to play a two-Test, three one-day and two Twenty20 match series with Sri Lanka in September-October, which will likely be held in the United Arab Emirates - Pakistan's neutral venue for its home series since 2009.

The players have been asked to report to head coach Mickey Arthur at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) on August 22 for fitness and medical screening followed by participation in the national T20 tournament and preparatory camp under the supervision of Pakistan team management.

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