Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi said that the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Big Three panel invited Pakistan to enter it to make a bigger ‘Big Four’ panel.
Sethi revealed that the then PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf refused the offer and harmed the country’s cricketing interests as accepting the offer would have meant greater share in revenue and say in tour arrangements.
He lamented that ICC does not need Pakistan after the rejection of such a rare offer.
While talking to media at Lahore airport, Sethi said that his aim is to restore Pakistan-India cricket as such contests are not only cricketing but bring revenue, peace and prosperity to the regional cricket.
Sethi said that Muhammad Hafeez set a good precedent y leaving the T20 captaincy and now he, himself will supervise the process of finding a new captain and coaching staff while no corruption and favoritism will be tolerated in this regard.