Ramiz Raja happy with the fan turnout for the home T20I series between Pakistan and England

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The just-concluded 7-match T20I series between Pakistan and England saw a massive turnout of fans for the home side.

Ramiz Raja, PCB chairman thinks that the series was rather short after the massive outpouring of fans but was firstly worried about the length of the series.

Says Ramiz,

Prior to the start of the series, the general perception was it was too long a series. I was worried how we will keep the interest of the fans alive over seven T20Is at two venues in a space of 12 days. However, the quality of cricket played and the overwhelming response we have received from the Karachi and Lahore crowds as well as on the new media, it seems it was a short series.

Raja thanked England for coming and winning the series 4-3 in Pakistan.

The PCB chairman also thanked the fans for supporting Pakistan throughout all seven T20I games.

He further added,

Packed houses despite four of the seven matches taking place on work days have clearly established the bonding between the national side and the cricket fans. The fans now own and back this side purely on the basis of on-field performances in the past 12 months during which they have shown tremendous concentration, resilience and fighting spirit.

Ramiz Raja also talked about his future plans for Pakistan cricket such as hosting a full HBL Pakistan Super League.

He has also reflected on the Australia tour of Pakistan which took place earlier this year.

Raja has also talked about three Tests between Pakistan and England which will happen in due course of time.

Pakistan’s domestic cricket tournaments are on at the moment and the Pakistan Junior League will commence next week.

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