Under-19 Asia Cup moved to Malaysia

Pakistan has been forced to play most of their home international matches in the UAE since 2009

Pakistan has been forced to play most of their home international matches in the UAE since 2009

Also, the players in English country, including pacer Mohammad Amir, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, prolific batsman Fakhar Zaman, have received recall notices from the cricket board to end commitments with their respective franchises.

The reigning U-19 Asia Cup champions, India, who beat Sri Lanka in 2016 to claim the title will no longer be able to defend the title on their home turf after the amicable understanding between the participating teams to move the tournament to Malaysia.

Pakistan are eager to organise a three-match T20 series against World XI in a bid to bring back cricket in their country post the infamous terror attacks on touring Sri Lanka side in 2009. It is worth mentioning that NA-120 by-election after judicial ouster of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif has resulted into rescheduling of World XI visit which still awaits final clearance.

The Law and Order Committee of Punjab has reviewed the PCB's request to host the series in Lahore and, according to Najam Sethi, the new chairman of the board, both parties are in agreement over dates and are waiting for the approval of the chief minister.

Legendary cricketer and former cricket coach Javed Miandad has called on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stop bothering about reviving bilateral cricketing ties with arch-rivals India and instead focus on improving the game at domestic level.

The tournament that will take place in Malaysia will include eight teams including the automatic qualifiers, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The players have been asked to report for a pre-series fitness-testing and training camp planned by the national team management before the National T20 tournament that starts in Multan on August 25.

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