European Union delegation chief calls on PCB chairman

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LAHORE: The head of European Union’s delegation to Pakistan Mr Lars-Gunnar Wigemark called on Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Mr Najam Aziz Sethi at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Monday. Talking to the honoured guest, Mr Sethi said the PCB was trying to bring back international cricket to Pakistan. “Every diplomatic effort is being made for the revival of bilateral and other international cricket in this country.” The PCB chairman also briefed Mr Wigemark on cricket’s importance in Pakistan and the passion with which it was followed nationwide. “The PCB is also in the process of revamping its domestic cricket with a view to raise competitive standards, taking it as close to international cricket as possible. The changes that we are likely to introduce soon will considerably raise the bar in our first class cricket, indeed making it, as it should be, first rate,” Mr Sethi informed Mr Wigemark. 
Mr Wigemark greatly appreciated the work being done to promote Pakistan cricket and Team Pakistan’s role and status in international cricket. He also hoped that as the security situation improves international cricket would soon return to Pakistan. Earlier, Mr Wigemark visited the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where he was welcomed by the PCB director game development Mr Haroon Rashid, who briefed the honourable guest on the activities at the NCA and the Academy’s role in promotion and advancement of the game in the country.

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