PCB can launch a TV channel and a radio station after getting nod from the senate body

Shukriya Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) has nodded in approval to the Pakistan Cricket Board for setting a TV channel and a radio station to promote the game in the country.

The committee sat with Mushahid Ullah in the Parliament House, where he reviewed the efforts of PCB, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) and National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA).

Najam Sethi, the Chairman of PCB Executive Committee, communicated the committee that the cricket board needed to launch its own television channel and a radio station for the betterment of cricketing activities.

Mushahid Ullah was convinced by the idea and gave a go ahead signal, other members of the committee also welcomed the proposal and believed that it would help in promoting cricket,

Sethi told committee that the board was brutally criticized after Asia Cup and World T20 debacle, “We need time to improve in the T20 rankings,” he said.

“This is the reason we established our own league (Pakistan Super League) and its first edition went very successful,” he said.

The Chief Minister of Punjab has assured full support for holding the final of PSL’s season 2. Sethi told that they have intimated foreign players about this.

Sethi also revealed that they are looking to invite an international curator to come to Pakistan and train the local curators that can help improve the level of cricket in the country.

Chairman asked the PCB to form a think tank committee, “There are many companies who have plentiful of money and love to support cricket. We can take their help in this regard and make them a member of the think tank committee,” he said.

Shahbaz Ahmed Sr. Also communicated the committee the efforts that PHF is putting in for the development of hockey in the country.

“We have done all arrangements to hold Pakistan’s first Professional Hockey League involving foreign players,” he said adding “now we just need the permission of the Punjab Government”.

He also urged the committee that PHF also needed a television channel to promote hockey. The IPC minister suggested an MoU between the hockey board and the cricket board for airing PHf matches and other programs.