Pakistan cricket team’s performance over the last 18 months has been as uneven as always. But the absence of international cricket from local grounds and apparent lack of new cricketing talent in the country is frustrating fans and worrying experts. The Herald has invited Osman Samiuddin, sports writer, and Shaharyar M Khan, former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, to discuss the state of the sport’s affairs.
November 17, 5 pm to 6 pm (PKT)
Osman Samiuddin, a journalist with Abu Dhabi-based The National newspaper, has written extensively on Pakistan cricket over the last many years. He has also worked as Pakistan Editor for Cricinfo, a leading international cricket website. Samiuddin will respond to live online questions by Herald’s readers on problems and prospects of cricket in Pakistan.
November 16, 3 pm to 4 pm (PKT)
Shaharyar M Khan was the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) between 2003 and 2006. He is also a former diplomat and he has authored Cricket – a Bridge of Peace, a book on sport’s links with diplomacy. Khan has also co-written Shadows Across the Playing Field: 60 Years of India-Pakistan Cricket. Herald readers can engage with him in a live online discussion about whether things will improve or deteriorate for cricket for Pakistan in the coming months and years.