Islamabad, Nov 11: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has emphasised on the need for improving ties with other cricket boards, as he leaves for Dubai tomorrow to take part in an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting.
Ashraf, who will go on his first official trip since taking over as PCB’s Chairman, said he was expecting to meet both Indian and Bangladesh officials.
“I’m expecting to meet their officials and other boards as well. I’ve sent letters to all the cricket boards and I’m hoping for a good response from them. It’s important to have friendly relations with them,” The Express Tribune quoted Ashraf, as saying.
Terming the spot-fixing episode a disaster, he said the ICC will be asked to include the concerned board in future investigations, if such a situation arises in the future.
“It’s unfortunate for Pakistan cricket. Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif, and Mohammad Amir were really good cricketers, and, it was a huge loss,” Ashraf said.
“Corruption of any type will not be tolerated. I will ask the ICC to involve Pakistan in any probe against corruption. Hopefully, we will get along as we share the same concerns over it,” he added.
He also praised the team’s Test-series victory against Sri Lanka, saying he can see a bright future for Pakistan ahead.
“Our team is playing good cricket. Hopefully they’ll also win the limited-overs series,” he added. (ANI)