Sarfraz Ahmed to lead Pakistan till World Cup 2019: PCB Chairman

Many parties interested in buying PSL franchise Multan Sultans, says Mani

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KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani has said that many parties have shown their interest to buy the 6th franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL-4).

“Five to six parties have shown serious interest in purchasing the franchise, Multan Sultans, but we will do proper documentation before reaching a decision on this,” said Mani.

Addressing to reporters at National Stadium Karachi (NSK), Mani said that the sixth franchise of the PSL won’t be sold in haste.

Answering a question about resumption of Indo-Pak cricketing ties, Mani said that we had a dialogue with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on this but we cannot force anyone to play with us.

“PCB is already engaged in talk with BCCI but no headway is expected before General Elections in India,” Mani added.

Talking about the issue of Sarfraz Ahmed’s captaincy, PCB Chief said that Sarfraz will remain captain until the ICC World Cup 2019.

“Sarfraz is the captain of Pakistan and will continue in the role because he has performed well in all three formats of the game. I don’t see any controversy in this and the cricket committee has nothing to do with it. The committee can only give recommendation but I will be taking the final decision.”

Ehsan Mani said that Karachi is a hub of cricket. The final of PSL-4 will be held in Karachi, he confirmed.

Chairman PCB said he has visited NSK to check the progress of development work going on.

The all four members of Cricket Committee are on merit. Mohsin Hasan Khan is a right person to head the committee, Mani responding to a query.

Mani further commented that changes are expected in PCB in near future.

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