PCB opposes sending invitation to Musharraf, Aziz for ICC T20 final

June 21st, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Nasim Ashraf London, June 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has opposed inviting former President General Pervez Musharaf and Prime Minister Sahukat Aziz to the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship to be played here today.

According to sources, the former PCB chief Nasim Ashraf has asked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to invite Musharraf and Aziz for the final match of the tournament to be played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

However, the ECB rejected Ashraf’s request, as the present PCB chief Ijaz Butt advised against sending invitations to the former leaders.

“The ECB is sending a written note to the Pakistan Cricket Board informing the board that it was purely on the intervention of Ejaz Butt that it has declined to invite Musharraf and Shaukat,” The Dawn quoted P. J. Mir, a television talk show host, as saying.

When enquired about the issue, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, denied to comment saying he too has not received any invitation for the final match.

Hasan, however, said that he has been informed that his invitation was on its way.

“It is only today that I learnt that an invitation is on its way,” he said. (ANI)

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