Pakistan To Host Emerging Nations Cup In 2018
By CricShots - Oct 30, 2017 10:05 am
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Pakistan to host Emerging Nations cup

Pakistan will host the next Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Nations Cup in April 2018 and PCB chairman Najam Sethi os looking forward to India’s participation in the event. During the ACC meeting held in Lahore, the decision to have the Emerging Cup in Pakistan was taken.

Talking to the reporter, Sethi said, “Having the ACC meeting is by itself a very important step towards the revival of international cricket in Pakistan. PCB chairman Sethi said that six ACC teams including five full members will play in the tournament. We want to hold the matches in more than one city and we will work towards that. We will look forward to hosting India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and a qualifier team next year.”

Sethi expressed that he is hoping that next year India would also agree to send its emerging team to Pakistan as this would pave the way for regular tours to Pakistan.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chairman Thilanga Sumithipala also shared that their team would like to come back to Pakistan soon. He said, “Pakistan is an important nation in the cricket world and if it is weak than Asian cricket is weak and if Asian cricket is weak than world cricket will be

The SLC chairman further added that he would like to see international matched taking place in Pakistan as his government, board and security people were satisfied with the security arrangements made by the PCB for them.

On Sunday, Sri Lanka became the first top international side to play in Pakistan since March, 2009 although Pakistan managed to get low-ranked Zimbabwe to play a limited-overs series in Lahore in May, 2015.