Pakistan worldwide and advisor to the Authorities of Punjab on sports activities Wahab Riaz has known as for an amicable settlement between the nation’s cricket board and its Indian counterpart over the groups’ participation within the Asia Cup and the World Cup later this yr.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) are concerned in an ongoing chilly struggle with the latter cussed over not eager to ship its crew to Pakistan for the Asia Cup in September.
The PCB, in flip, has hinted at the potential for the Babar Azam-led unit boycotting the World Cup a month later. However the Najam Sethi-led board has additionally proposed a “hybrid model” that — if accepted — would see each groups taking part in their respective matches at impartial venues within the tournaments in query.
Addressing a press convention right here on Tuesday, Wahab was of the view that the mannequin was a great possibility and he felt that it was one of many methods cricket would go on, which, for the left-armer was crucial factor.
Wahab believed that politics shouldn’t be coming in the way in which of the game and that each groups ought to go to one another’s international locations.
In the meantime, the 37-year-old introduced that the Punjab authorities can be awarding a month-to-month honourarium of Rs. 20,000 every to help the province’s worldwide hockey gamers.
Wahab stated a listing of 300 gamers was being finalised and that it’ll embody each energetic and retired athletes.