12 August, 2017
However, Miandad insisted that the PCB could raise the standard of cricket in the country by investing on their domestic circuit rather than playing bilateral series against India. "The centrally contracted players were given permission for participation in the CPL and the English county season subject to recall", the PCB said in a statement.
Pakistan's deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had appointed Sethi as member of the board of governors last month.
Pakistan cricket has got a spring in the step in recent times with the success of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as well as the national team which won the recently-played ICC Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom.
Miandad added that newly-elected PCB chairman Najam Sethi should appoint former or first-class cricketers as presidents of regions, associations and zones in order to improve the game in the country.
According to the release, the series was set to conclude in the final week of September, but constituency elections slated for September 17 and Pakistan's upcoming series against Sri Lanka in UAE starting September 24 forced the ICC to change the dates of the World XI series.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has called back centrally-contracted players, besides the ones in contention for selection for the World XI series next month, from their ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and English county stints.
Pakistan are scheduled to play two tests, three one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka in September-October, with the series likely to be held in the UAE.
The players have been asked to report to head coach at the NCA on August 22 for fitness and medical screening followed by participation in the National T20 and preparatory camp under the supervision of Pakistan team management for the World XI series in Lahore.