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Pakistan will not beg India to play cricket, says PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja

Pakistan will not beg the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow India to play a cricket series with Pakistan, said newly elected PCB chief Ramiz Raja Monday.

Ramiz Raja held a press conference after getting elected the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. During the press conference he touched on a lot of subjects regarding the country’s cricket, promising to set it in a new direction.

Ramiz Raja said that keeping in mind the current strained ties between India and Pakistan, it is not possible to expect a new series between the two countries to take place soon.

Speaking on the occasion, the PCB chief announced that he has appointed Australia’s Matthew Hayden and South Africa’s Vernon Philander as coaches for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

The newly appointed PCB chief said that the board’s performance is interlinked with the team’s performance. He said that the board will focus on school and club cricket to ensure the country keeps on producing quality cricketers.

The PCB will bear all the expenses of any cricket club that produces an international cricketer, he announced.

“We need your support,” he urged the nation, requesting masses to avoid criticism on the board early on.

Referring to the famous Pakistani victory in the 1992 World Cup, he said young players had played a key role in the historic triumph.

“We will improve coaching techniques to surpass challenges aggressively,” he added.

Suggestions sought from 1992 World Cup heroes

Speaking on the occasion, the PCB chairman sought suggestions from the 1992 World Cup heroes through which Pakistani cricket can be improved.

Women’s cricket

The PCB chairman said that he would promote women’s cricket in the country and would take measures to scale it to new heights, saying that the nation would receive good news within the next 10 days.

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