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India trying to undermine PSL from very first day: Ehsan Mani

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Monday said that from the very first day, India is trying to undermine the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Monday, he said that Pakistan faced many challenges like terrorism, adding that the protection of cricketers is our top most priority.Terrorism would win if cricket is stopped in Pakistan, he said and added cricket shouldn’t be stopped due to terrorism.The PCB chairman further added that politics has entered regional cricket, adding that politics and sports should be kept separate.
It only damages cricket, he said. Mani, on behalf of the PCB, has paid glowing tributes and thanked the die-hard cricket fans, the 39 foreign international players and all the local stars for making the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019 an overwhelming success.He termed the league as a resilient’ event and said it had delivered all event objectives despite tough operational and logistical challenges caused due to reasons beyond the PCB’s control.Mani also thanked all the franchise owners and their players, as well as the Sindh Government and all the security agencies involved in providing a safe and secure environment for the commercial partners, players, spectators, officials, media and service providers for the eight Pakistan-leg matches played at the National Stadium.
The fans made this a truly Pakistan event. Cricket euphoria gripped the entire country as the fans got behind the tournament and made this an overwhelming success, Mani said, adding the fans not only enjoyed and celebrated the festival of cricket, but they also portrayed a very positive image of Pakistan.This is the real power of a nation and I can’t thank the fans enough for the way they got behind the tournament, supported all the teams and applauded good performances, Mani said.The success of any event is gauged by crowd attendances and I am delighted that the overall crowd turnout at the National Stadium over the seven match days was nearly 95 percent.
This reflects the passion and love for cricket here.The PCB chairman said: Despite facing severe mid-series operational and logistical challenges, the league didn’t drop the ball at any stage and continued to maintain its very high standard and quality.The 2019 event has shown how resilient this league is. Having lost the production partner in the first week and then the fallout from last month’s turn of events, to pull everything smoothly, flawlessly and professionally reflects the strength and power of this league.Shane Watson’s decision to come to Karachi after having declined pre-event, is a testament of the confidence he had in the PCB and all the security agencies. It was also a validation that he too considered Karachi as a peaceful and cricket-loving city, while reinforcing his respect and commitment for the league.

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PCB loses case in ICC's Dispute Resolution Committee; pays Rs 11 crore compensation to BCCI

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani on Monday claimed that the board has paid Board of Control for Cricket in India( BCCI) approximately $1.6 million (Rs 11 crore) as compensation after losing the case in the ICC's Dispute Resolution Committee.

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Changing of World Cup 2019 schedule: PCB to take a strong stance over India’s request

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to take a strong but dignified and civilised stance against India’s request of changing 2019 World Cup schedule.
It has been learnt through reliable sources that the PCB will be taking up the issue at the right platform and remind the cricket world that as par the International Cricket Council constitution, sports and politic should and must be kept separate.Sources further stated that the PCB will argue that a qualified team for the World Cup cannot be removed from the event by anybody, and the letter that the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (COA) wrote to the International Cricket Council (ICC) holds no significance. Even the committee does not qualify or have the right on technical ground to write to the ICC, the source added.
The ICC constitution clearly states that it won’t accept the government intervention in cricket which clearly nullify the BCCI’s stance that they wrote to the ICC on their government’s direction, stated another source.Only recently an international shooting event qualification was cancelled by the International Olympic Committee after India refused Pakistan shooters visa.After India’s denial of visas to two Pakistani shooters and one coach for ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in New Delhi, Pakistan put forwarded two demands to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). Similarly, the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports (ACBS) also cancelled the Indian leg of the Asian Tour 10 Reds Snooker tournament due to refusal of visas to Pakistani cueists.
PCB will also discuss the issue of the ban that was imposed on captain Sarfraz Ahmed. Furthermore, PCB will hold dialogues with other cricket boards to send their senior as well as junior teams to Pakistan.
Let it be known that ICC has already announced that the World Cup schedule or venues will not be changed.LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to take a strong but dignified and civilised stance against India’s request of changing 2019 World Cup schedule.It has been learnt through reliable sources that the PCB will be taking up the issue at the right platform and remind the cricket world that as par the International Cricket Council constitution, sports and politic should and must be kept separate.Sources further stated that the PCB will argue that a qualified team for the World Cup cannot be removed from the event by anybody, and the letter that the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (COA) wrote to the International Cricket Council (ICC) holds no significance.
“Even the committee does not qualify or have the right on technical ground to write to the ICC,” the source added. The ICC constitution clearly states that it won’t accept the government intervention in cricket which clearly nullify the BCCI’s stance that they wrote to the ICC on their government’s direction, stated another source.
Only recently an international shooting event qualification was cancelled by the International Olympic Committee after India refused Pakistan shooters visa. After India’s denial of visas to two Pakistani shooters and one coach for ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in New Delhi, Pakistan put forwarded two demands to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).
Similarly, the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports (ACBS) also cancelled the Indian leg of the Asian Tour 10 Reds Snooker tournament due to refusal of visas to Pakistani cueists. PCB will also discuss the issue of the ban that was imposed on captain Sarfraz Ahmed.Furthermore, PCB will hold dialogues with other cricket boards to send their senior as well as junior teams to Pakistan. Let it be known that ICC has already announced that the World Cup schedule or venues will not be changed.

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