Pak cricketers step up efforts for own association

November 26th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Nov 26 (ANI): On the lines of cricket associations in Australia, England and South Africa, Pakistan cricketers have stepped up their efforts to establish a professional association to look after their rights and other welfare activities.

In this regard, Pakistan vice-captain Misbahul Haq had submitted a proposal with the constitution committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Sports Ministry last week, calling for cricketers to have an association.

Misbah asked for it to be recognized by the Board, and that necessary amendments to be made in the constitution, reported the Daily Times.

Supporting the idea, Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik said last evening: There is nothing wrong with having a cricketers association which can look after the welfare and rights of the players.

Batsman Younis Khan said a cricketers association could ensure players were consulted in all-important decisions.

Previous attempts to constitute a recognized cricketers association in Pakistan have failed. The latest demand comes at a time when the PCB has indicated it could revise players central contracts to cope with the financial hardships it is facing due to foreign teams not touring Pakistan for security reasons. (ANI)

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