There is no denying to the fact that the Board of Control for Cricket in India will not allow their players to play any franchise tournaments across the globe. But, the foreign players make their way to participate in the Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, PCB chairman Ehsan Mani speaks on the same in an interview with Indian Express.
After taking the role of the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman role, the upcoming Pakistan Super League would be his first edition. Ahead of going into it, Ehsan makes his voice on quite a few interesting aspects of the tournament.
I Hope things would change with time – Ehsan Mani
Speaking of the BCCI’s decision to not send their players for the overseas T20 tournaments, Mani added that he would appreciate the idea. However, he believes that things would change, as a lot of foreign players will tour India for the same reason.
”Yeah, I appreciate that. I hope things will change over time. There are a lot of overseas players coming to play in India. So I think there should be some reciprocity there, but that doesn’t seem to be,” Ehsan Mani quoted.
Like IPL, PSL is helping Emerging cricketers:
The chief furtherly added that the Pakistan Super League is serving the young players to show their skills. He believes that the find of the tournament might get the nod for ICC World Cup 2019 if he really impresses the selectors.
However, he also highlighted that the series against Australia and England will be their main series to prepare for ICC World Cup 2019. Any players, who would impress in PSL might get the nod for the bilateral series.
”Like the IPL, the PSL is helping the emerging players in terms of developing their skill. They are playing in front of big crowds and more importantly, they are playing with international stars. All of that helps develop the young players,” Ehsan Mani quoted.
”If there’s any find (of the tournament), someone who does really well, then obviously that will have some influence (with regard to the World Cup squad selection). But we are playing five ODIs before the World Cup against Australia (in UAE) and five against England (in England); two very good opponents. That’s going to be our main preparation for the World Cup. Between now and the World Cup, we are playing 10 ODIs,” he added.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for Pakistan in the upcoming edition of PSL. A couple of series against top-class teams ahead of ICC World Cup 2019 would do them a world of good.