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PCB meets to give a facelift to domestic cricket

cricket Updated: Mar 12, 2009 15:43 IST

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The Pakistan cricket Board hierarchy is meeting in Lahore on Thursday to chalk out plans to give the domestic cricket tournaments a facelift and make them more attractive and entertaining for the people.

The move to lay emphasis on domestic cricket comes just nine days after the Sri Lankan cricket team and match officials were ambushed in Lahore going to the Gaddafi stadium for the second Test.

The incident has left a big question mark on the future of international cricket on Pakistan soil.

An official of the Board told PTI that representatives of all regional associations had been called for the meeting to be chaired by Chairman Ejaz Butt.

"The idea is to discuss ideas on how to give added importance to domestic cricket and make it more attractive and entertaining to draw crowds to the stadium," the official said.

The board is planning to hold its domestic twenty20 championship before the ICC T20 World Cup in England in June to give cricket a boost in the country.

"There is no doubt that after the Lahore incident we need to bring people to the domestic matches and show the world it is safe to play in Pakistan," the official said.