Lahore: The phenomenon of Pakistan Cricket and its achievements rouses keen interest in countries where cricket as a game is not really that big. Thirteen delegates belonging to Iraq, Turkey, Mozambique and host nation Pakistan visited PCB Thursday (April 11, 2013) to intimately acquaint themselves with Pakistan cricket.
At the conclusion of the visit at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) the delegates were presented with shields by the PCB Chairman Ch. Zaka Ashraf while a group photo was also taken as a commemorative of the visit.
The visit, undertaken on the request of the Performance Audit Wing of Auditor General of Pakistan, was part of a five-week International Intensive Training Program in Performance Auditing that commenced on March 19 and runs up to April 19, 2013 under the aegis of Audit & Accounts Training Institute, Lahore. The 13 delegates comprised of managers of supreme audit institutions of Iraq, Turkey, Mozambique and the host nation Pakistan.
The PCB organized the presentation in two stages.
First the delegates were taken to a round of the National Cricket Academy, its indoor school, gymnasium, the IT Laboratory, the Library and the Museum and also shown the activation of its post-modern Pro Batter Technology that is being introduced for the first time in the country.
This was followed by another session that started with a documentary highlighting Pakistan cricket and its salient achievements, followed by a question/answer session with the senior management of PCB, which included the COO Mr Subhan Ahmed, Director Coordination Brig Sajid Hameed, Director NCA Intikhab Alam and Faiza Ashraf.
“One important segment of the program was to take the participants to various historical, recreational and prestigious organizations in Pakistan to give them a feel of our rich culture, historical background and working environment in leading organizations”, said Robina Faisal, Director General of Performance Audit Wing.
The participants, said Robina Faisal, had shown a keen interest in acquainting themselves about the history, ongoing activities and achievements of PCB and Pakistan cricket.