Ramiz Raja, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has indicated that conducting the proposed annual Quadrangular series will help to mitigate the mounting dangers posed by domestic leagues.
Ramiz, who has already left for Dubai to attend the ICC board meeting, will bring up the topic of the Quadrangular series, among other things.
“As a former cricketer, I want to make a contribution to the sport. Former cricketers lead the boards of India and New Zealand, and they understand the value of national cricket in the face of mounting threats from league cricket “he stated
“The concern shown by some cricketing nations against the idea is that such a series would undermine the ICC mega-events effectiveness. I don’t think that criticism holds any worth, as all the franchise events and other cricketing events also go on side by side,” he stressed.
“I think the Quadrangular Series would generate extra interest and spice in countries cricket that has been facing threats from League cricket. Hopefully, every member country on April 10 Board meeting would realize the importance of such a series. The earlier we decide on hosting such a series the better it would be for international cricket,” he believes.
“Instead of bilateral one-day series, we have proposed holding the triangular series each year-thus generating extra interest for the cricketing fans around the world,” he stated.
“Instead of bilateral One-Day series, we have proposed holding the triangular series each year-thus generating extra interest for the cricketing fans around the world. The PCB has also decided not to play two-match Test series as was decided by Najam Sethi when he was PCB chairman. The success of the three-match series against Australia is enough to prove that the right way forward is three-match series rather than two.”