Pak cricket's 'international future' hinges round crucial Butt, Clarke meeting

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Karachi, Sep.10 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hoping that the meeting between its chairman Ijaz Butt and England Cricket Board (ECB) chief Giles Clarke would yield some positive results for Pakistan cricket.

The PCB expects the meeting, which is scheduled to be held later this week, to be fruitful with regard to resumption of international cricket in Pakistan.

"The chairman will discuss several important issues with the ECB chief. We are hoping to get a very positive outcome from the meeting," a PCB official said.

According to board insiders Butt is likely to discuss issues to facilitate the return of international cricket to Pakistan during the meeting.

Sources said he is also expected to finalize a deal regarding staging Pakistan's 'home' series against Australia in England next summer.

As per the plan Pakistan has to host Australia for two Tests and a couple of Twenty20 games next July, The News reported. (ANI)

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