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Pakistan have not hosted an international series on home soil since March 2009
The head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Interim Management Committee, Najam Sethi, has turned to the government for help to revive international cricket in Pakistan.
Pakistan have not hosted an international series on home soil since the Sri Lankan national team were ambushed by armed militants in March 2009, which resulted in the deaths of eight locals and six players getting injured.
“I really wish to begin a campaign and use all diplomatic channels for the return of international cricket to our country,” Sethi said. “We want to host international matches and want our stadiums to be fully filled and fans cheering for the teams.
“We have requested the prime minister to help us in this regard and we are going to meet him very soon. He called us for a meeting a few days ago but it was canceled due to Chuck Hagel’s (US Secretary of Defense) visit. But the meeting will be held soon. I think it will help. An adjournment motion has also been put in the assembly and I think that will also help.”