PCB rejects cricket veterans’ request for India tourBy ANI
Thursday, November 11, 2010
KARACHI - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA)’s request for hosting their Indian counterparts.
According to the News, the Board for Veteran Cricket in India (BVCI) has accepted the PVCA’s invitation for taking part in a Twenty20 tournament, but it has been halted pending an approval from the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).
PVCA President Fawad Ijaz Khan said that the PCB has declined the request of writing to BCCI, but he is confident of getting the approval by approaching Patron-in-Chief Asif Ali Zardari.
“We have written a letter to PCB’s Patron-in-Chief Asif Ali Zardari asking him to instruct the board to accept our request of writing to BCCI,” Khan said.
“The tour is being organized for a noble cause and therefore the cause should be supported as it will only help in rebuilding the lost image of Pakistan,” he added.
Earlier, the BCCI had said that it was looking for PCB to show some interest in the project, and only then they will consider giving a green signal for the tour. (ANI)