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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has admitted that the lack of stadiums where matches can be held is hampering the country’s ability to host more international cricket.
While Pakistan hosted a World XI, Sri Lanka and the West Indies for Twenty20 Internationals in Lahore and Karachi between 2017 and 2018, Mani wants a majority of the matches the national team plays next year to be held in Pakistan.
However, he acknowledged that in order to do this, the stadiums in cities such as Rawalpindi, Multan and Faisalabad need to be thoroughly improved.
“I’d I like to see majority of the matches next year to be held in Pakistan,” Mani told the Associated Press. “We have certain limiting factors. We need the other stadiums if we’re going to bring all the matches back to Pakistan.”
With a plan in hand, Mani will now be looking to Prime Minister Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to World Cup glory in 1992, to “help us bring these stadiums up to scratch”.