KARACHI: Jul 13 –Skipper of national cricket team Sarfaraz Ahmed speaks during Karachi Press Club’s Meet the Press program. ONLINE PHOTO by Anwar Abbas

Time for international cricket to resume in Pak, says Sarfraz Ahmed

KARACHI (Monitoring Desk): Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed said international teams played the Champions Trophy tournament in England despite security concerns, hence it is time that international cricket returns to Pakistan.

Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, the national team captain of all three formats of the game said Pakistan cricket is facing a detrimental loss because of having no cricket at home.

Ahmed said captaining national test side is a challenge and the team will certainly miss Misbahul Haq and Younis Khan. He added that he is aiming to bring consistency to the team. The skipper further said the team has a good combination of senior and junior players

“A team always need senior players in the squad and they must be included if they are performing well.”

Ahmed said due to the Pakistan Super League (PSL), young players got much-needed exposure. “Shadab Khan and Fakhar Zaman have played domestic cricket but PSL gave them an identity,” he said.

He added that Pakistan cricket has a got a new life after winning the Champions Trophy as people now have expectations for the team. “We have to progress more. We have to win more series,” he said.

“Things have become better in the last two years. We have to now give more good performances.”

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