Pakistan cricket’s performance reviewed


Observer Report


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has said the year saw major changes for the sport and said the return of Test cricket to the country was the year’s achievement. “The biggest achievement for me was the two Tests we played against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi and Karachi. It has sent out a message that Pakistan is safe and ready for international cricket and we will now build on it,” Mani said in an interview. For Mani, the achievement was not an easy feat to accomplish and he hailed the Sri Lankan cricket team for their effort. “The biggest challenge for me was to get Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan. They took small steps in their return to the country by playing white-ball cricket here first,” he said. Speaking about the major happenings for Pakistan cricket, Mani said the revamping of domestic structure led to riveting cricketing action on-field which renewed the fans’ interest in domestic events.