Former Pakistan skipper, Shahid Afridi lauded the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and its president Najam Sethi for their serious efforts to revive cricket in the country. The legendary all-rounder also credited PCB and Sethi for successfully organizing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final at home.
Since the horrific militant attack against the Sri Lankan team in 2009, Pakistan hasn’t hosted any International in the country and plays their home matches at UAE.
Although, the PCB officials have been trying very hard to re-establish International cricket in the country, and their first move towards it was also succeed by hosting World XI and PSL 2016 final.
Afridi, who represented Pakistan in 27 Tests and 398 ODIs, scoring 1716 and 8064 runs respectively, also said their move to host the PSL2017 final in Karachi would help them to revive international cricket in the country. After the retirements from the game, Afridi has been seen playing t20 leagues across the world.
Shahid Afridi said in a press conference, “The credit to organize PSL in Pakistan goes to Pakistan Cricket Board and it’s Chairman Najam Sethi who has made serious efforts to revive cricket in Pakistan.”
After T10 Cricket League, he will now part of the inaugural St. Moritz Ice Cricket in Switzerland from February 8-9, and which featured other big names are Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Shoaib Akhtar, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah.