Improving Pak cricket`s image top priority: Ashraf
Islamabad: Newly-appointed PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf said improving Pakistan cricket`s image, which has taken a beating due to allegations of match-fixing, is his top priority.
"My highest priority will be to improve the image of Pakistan`s cricket and stop bookies and match-fixers," he told a TV channel.
"The President (Asif Ali Zardari) has reposed great trust in me and I will work day and night for the sake of country`s cricket," he added.
Pakistan cricket has been hit by allegations several times in the past. Most recently, three of its cricketers --former Test captain Salman Butt and pacers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir -- were banned for being involved in spot-fixing.
The 59-year-old, who took over from Ejaz Butt, said he hoped to see a resumption of bilateral cricketing ties with India soon.
"I am a strong believer of cricket diplomacy and hope that our relations with other cricket playing nations will be strengthened.”
"People in both Pakistan and India love cricket so I will try to work for the resumption of ties between the two countries," he said.
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