Bilateral series with India not possible in Dec: Ramiz
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja feels the bilateral series with India would not be possible in December and said in these circumstances PCB should try to host the Pakistan Super League on schedule.
Pakistan was scheduled to play a bilateral series against India consisting of three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s in UAE in December this year.
“I don’t think that the series against India will be possible in December due to the existing political relations between the two countries,” Ramiz, a well-known commentator and pundit, said.
“I would love to see the two teams revive their traditional cricket <g data-gr-id="21">rivalry</g> but it does not seem eminently possible at this time given the relations and issues between the two countries.
“In such a scenario it is important for the cricket board to have the PSL in February for the image and improvement of Pakistan cricket,” he said.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Ramiz and another former test captain Wasim Akram as brand ambassadors for the PSL for the next three years.
“I think the board decided to appoint us as brand ambassadors to make use of our experience. And we will do everything in our power to raise the PSL as a brand. We are available for this work all the time,” he said.
The former skipper said that if the PSL is launched
successfully not only would it mean financial benefits for Pakistan cricket and board but also allow the new and young Pakistani players to gain much needed international exposure.