“Everyone is here and they realize that they are part of a greater cause, and they have accepted they are part of something more important than just themselves”, said Darren Sammy before flying to Lahore, where Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hosted the ongoing T20 series in collaboration with the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The country is definitely in the list of top 5 Cricket Frenzy nations (if one exists). The step taken by ICC to approve such tournament and the courage of the players to revive the state of cricket is a gesture which will be remembered for long. It’s like a company selecting the best from its various divisions across globe and sending them to derailed organization to bring it back to life. We present the 5 Reasons Why, we think, PAKvWXI series is a great gesture from ICC:
- The Budding Cricketer Effect: Every profession creates an impact on a growing kid. They may not realize what they want to pursue but subconsciously their decisions starts building from very early age. As it’s said out of sight, out of mind! Seeing the star studded team, one would want to pursue in the domain and play for the country one day!
- The Visitor Effect: Yes, Pakistan players go and play all over the world and they have been calling U.A.E. their home, but the feeling of having a visitor where you actually work is something every person likes. Imagine the impact of playing against a team of stars, led by Faf Du Plessis, in their own backyard on young Pakistani players like Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim etc. who were playing for the first time on their actual home. Tremendous (Period).
- Perseverance: Instead of shutting down the operations when not fruitful, ICC has shown that it believes in the authorities of Pakistan by agreeing to play on their homeland. It’s the belief shown by ICC which will help in reviving the economics of the sport in the country.
- The Corporate Side Effect: While helping Pakistan Cricket to get back on its feet, ICC has helped not only the cricketers and the audience, but also provided multiple opportunities for other artists to revive their careers like TV (sports) anchor. They come into the limelight again as well.
- Game of Cricket: Darren Sammy said “they are part of a greater cause” and rightly so! At the end of the day it’s the growth of cricket which is more important. And we are proud of International Cricket Council to help grow the game with this nice gesture.