Gavaskar to help PCB in holding PPL: Report
Lahore: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has pledged his support to Pakistan Cricket Board in organising its proposed Pakistan Premier League Twenty20 tournament and he has accepted the PCB`s invitation to visit the country, a media report said on Wednesday.
Ashraf, who is now in Sri Lanka for the ongoing World Twenty20, held meetings with Gavaskar and former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram to seek their expertise in the holding the proposed Twenty20 league.
"Zaka Ashraf discussed at length the holding of the PPL with Gavaskar who assured his all out support to make the event a big success," according to a report by Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
"It is a good step for the development of cricket in Pakistan and the holding of PPL will be a step forward for bringing international cricket to Pakistan," Gavaskar was quoted as saying in the report.
The report said that Ashraf invited Gavaskar to visit Pakistan and the Indian batting great has accepted the invitation while also assuring the PCB chief that he would try to bring former Test cricketers to Pakistan to help in PPL.
For some time, the PCB has been making efforts for the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan and the Board plans to organise PPL to ensure the participation of foreign cricketers in it.
Akram has also assured Ashraf that he would help the Baord in holding the PPL and termed the league a positive effort for bringing back international cricket in Pakistan, the report said.
The PCB chief also met Chief Executive Officer of International Cricket Council, Dave Richardson who accepted his invitation for visiting Pakistan in the coming months, most likely in November.
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