Sethi to travel to Dubai for important meeting with ACC, ICC officials

He will discuss upcoming events

May 06, 2023
Najam Sethi — AFP

The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management committee Najam Sethi will be leaving Pakistan to travel to Dubai on Sunday.

Sethi is expected to meet with important International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) personnel during his trip.

The PCB chairman will present Pakistan’s point of view on the upcoming events, which includes Asia Cup, ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy.

After staying in Dubai for three days, the PCB chairman will then travel to England where his meetings are already scheduled.

Sethi will be visiting the Biomechanics lab at the Loughborough University.

The PCB is likely to sign an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the University of Loughborough.

Earlier, the PCB under Najam Sethi held a governing council meeting on Friday.

During the meeting, PCB presented the idea of moving PSL to UAE in the future. The PCB representatives briefed franchises on the benefits of PSL there.

PCB shared their concerns on extra expenditures on security and lack of crowd attention on different venues in the country. Also, PCB believes that more foreign cricketers will come to play PSL if it is played in UAE.

In reply, franchises opposed this idea and emphasised on continuing the country's only franchise league at home.

Meanwhile, franchises also didn't agree on the addition of two more teams in the league. They believe that players' pool is already limited.

PCB also shared that PSL 8 earned good profits which will be shared with the franchises in due course.

This year, Lahore Qalandars defended their PSL title after defeating Multan Sultans in the final in Lahore.

Sohail Imran is a senior reporter for Geo News.