ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Choudhary Mohammad Zaka Ashraf said on Tuesday that the PCB had briefed the Foreign Office regarding the upcoming Bangladesh tour and informed them that the ICC had cleared Bangladesh to hold the Twenty20 World Cup and Asia Cup. “Pakistan will take part in the Asia Cup as well as the T20 World Cup after getting green signal from the government,” added Zaka while talking to media in the National Press Club (NPC). Zaka said he met the FO officials and discussed various issues regarding the Bangladesh tour. “The PCB had shown its concerns over security, however, Bangladesh has ensured for providing inbox security for Pakistan during their trip,” he added.
Zaka said he was willing to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Shraif to share the ongoing developments in the board and at international level. “I have written a request to the PM for a meeting so that to get a guideline from him. However, I am waiting for his reply and hope meeting will be held soon,” he said. Answering a question, the PCB chief said that Misbahul Haq would continue as skipper if he continued with his current form. “He did well in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka. He may be the captain of the team till 2015 World Cup if he maintains his batting form”.
Zaka said that South Africa and Sri Lanka were with Pakistan in the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting and West Indies officials also agreed with the PCB’s point of view. “We are planning for the next meeting shortly and Pakistan will not be alone in the international cricket forum,” he concluded.
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