Mani pledges to enhance country's sports sector

Chairman Pakistan cricket board (PCB) and head of Sports Task Force Ehsan Mani on Thursday said that he will continue his endeavours to fulfil the expectations of the prime minister with regard to developing sports in the country.

While talking to the media, Mani said, “We have jumped into the field to completely revamp the sports-related affairs with a wish to involve the private sector to get more sponsorship for ensuring the best available resources and facilities to our players.”

He further added that the Prime Minister is keen to boost the sports sector in the country which is why the PM has assigned him with streamlining all sporting affairs.

Mani also said that he wants to introduce long-term planning to bring back talented youth of Fata into cricket standards.

“I proposed eight regional cricket teams by myself with an aim to give opportunities to each of the youth associated with the game to come forward and show talent. Such steps would also enhance the selection pool of the players for national teams,” he told.

“I’m really impressed the way new talent from the tribal areas, despite facing a difficult situation, is coming up. Developing infrastructure will help these youngsters not only in the game of cricket but in other disciplines too,” Mani said.

He also praised Fata Olympic Association president Shahid Khan Shinwari for his dedicating and consistent efforts in bringing back tribal youth to playing fields and achieving feats in this regard.