Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan, in the 59th Board of Governors (BoG) meeting stated that Pakistan is one of the safest countries to play cricket during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BoG also appreciated PCB in successfully staging more than half of the 2020-21 domestic cricket season in the difficult and challenging times. They also lauded and expressed delight that the remaining four Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 matches will be played from 14-17 November and the foreign cricketers had already started to arrive in Karachi.
“We have achieved unprecedented success on the domestic cricket front, by not only delivering top-quality cricket in difficult COVID-19 situation,” Wasim said in a statement released by the PCB
“Due to the successful staging of our 2020-21 domestic season through our own resources and capabilities, we have been able to demonstrate to the world that Pakistan is a one of the safest countries to play cricket during these difficult times,” he added.
He also hailed South Africa’s Faf Du Plessis and other cricketers’ decision to play during the pandemic in the remaining PSL 2020 matches.
“Faf’s decision to make his PSL debut in the playoffs and the participation of 18 other foreign stars in the remaining four matches is an endorsement of the PCB’s efforts in what presently is a challenging time for the world,” he added.
“It is very satisfying that our implementation has been acknowledged by the PCB’s superior body; the PCB remains committed to looking after the health and wellbeing of our cricketers, officials and support staff,” he maintained.