The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is optimistic that international cricket will return to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but foreign cricketers have been advised not to visit the province by their respective countries.
Speaking to the media in Peshawar, PCB CEO Faisal Hasnain stated that although they would like to host PSL games in KP, they are unable to do so for several reasons.
Faisal stated, “PCB is attempting to reintroduce international cricket in the province, we were intending to organize a significant event that was unable to take place for a variety of reasons.”
He continued that “Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are off-limits to foreign athletes because of international travel restrictions. They must exercise caution at all times.”
Faisal further mentioned “The fact that the majority of the players for Pakistan are from KP demonstrates the abundance of quality in this region. To develop cricket, we will collaborate with the Directorate of Sports of KP, and PCB’s academy will continue to operate on the grounds of Arbab Niaz Stadium.”
“Other international matches, including PSL, may be staged in Peshawar easily with the development of Hayatabad Stadium and Arbab Niaz Stadium, and PCB oversight work will be completed in both stadiums,” he concluded.