PCB awaits Akmal, Malik papers: Subhan


KARACHI: The newly-appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Subhan Ahmed, has said that inclusion of former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal among the 30 probables for World Cup depends upon the submission of some documents. “The PCB has asked them to submit the documents about their assets and bank accounts by Dec 30 to be considered in the list of probables for the World Cup 2011,” he said at the National Stadium here on Friday.
“After they submit the required documents, decision on their inclusion in the 30 probables for World Cup 2011 will be taken,” he said. “My aim after taking over as PCB COO was to repair the damage done by allegations of spot-fixing and other security related problems and issues,” he said. Subhan Ahmed said it would be a big challenge for him but he would keep working hard for the betterment of Pakistan cricket. “It’s important that international cricket returns to Pakistan. I will use all my experiences of working in the ICC to help revive international cricket in the country,” he maintained.
“Pakistan cricket suffered severely due to security situation and spot-fixing controversy,” he commented. He said PCB was working hard to implement on various plans and working on things to streamline cricket in the country. “We would be strengthening regional cricket and make it more qualitative and controversy free,” he revealed. Subhan said that PCB chairman Ijaz Butt would be holding different meetings and would be personally be interacting with the media here to unveil the PCB’s plans over the next couple of days.
He said he has no plan to go to New Zealand. Ijaz Butt will be going to watch matches and meet New Zealand Cricket officials on December 31, he added.