ICC Pres­i­dent, She­hbaz dis­cuss cricket pro­mo­tion

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

SALIM AHMED LA­HORE—In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil (ICC) Pres­i­dent Za­heer Abbas here Satur­day called on Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muhammad She­hbaz Sharif and dis­cussed the mat­ters re­gard­ing pro­mo­tion of cricket and set­ting up of cricket grounds.

The Chief Min­is­ter said that cricket is the most pop­u­lar game in the coun­try and there is a lot of tal­ent of play­ers for which co­or­di­nated steps are needed to pol­ish this tal­ent so that Pak­istan could again achieve a prom­i­nent place in the cricket world. The Pun­jab govern­ment, he men­tioned, has started a pro­gramme to es­tab­lish cricket grounds, adding that ini­tially work has been started on eight cricket grounds whereas cricket grounds will be es­tab­lished in ev­ery district un­der a phase-wise pro­gramme. He said that it will pro­mote cricket and new tal­ent will come for­ward.

The Chief Min­is­ter said that Pak­istani crick­eters have won lau­rels for the coun­try on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.

He said that steps should be con­tin­ued for the re­vival of in­ter­na­tional cricket in Pak­istan and the Pun­jab govern­ment is ready to ex­tend all out co­op­er­a­tion in this re­gard.

He said that a com­pre­hen­sive pro­gramme was be­ing im­ple­mented for the pro­mo­tion of cricket and other sports.

He said sports pro­mote dis­ci­pline in the so­ci­ety and ease ten­sion. He said that a game should be treated as a game and sports­man­ship is the real spirit be­hind all games in­clud­ing cricket.

She­hbaz Sharif said all out fa­cil­i­ties would be pro­vided for the pro­mo­tion of dif­fer­ent sports, in­clud­ing cricket.

Pres­i­dent ICC Za­heer Abbas while speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, said that steps taken by She­hbaz Sharif for the es­tab­lish­ment of cricket grounds were com­mend­able and new cricket tal­ent will come for­ward.

He also as­sured full co­op­er­a­tion to the Pun­jab govern­ment for the pro­mo­tion of cricket.

LA­HORE: Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter She­hbaz Sharif meet­ing with In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Za­heer Abbas.

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