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 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 PCB chairman Chaudhry 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 Programme in Performance Auditing that commenced on March 19 and runs up to April 19 under the aegis of Audit and Accounts Training Institute, Lahore.

The PCB organised 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 the PCB, which included the COO 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 organisations in Pakistan to give them a feel of our rich culture, historical background and working environment in leading organisations,” said Director General of Performance Audit Wing Robina Faisal.

Robina said the participants had shown a keen interest in acquainting themselves about the history, ongoing activities and achievements of the PCB and Pakistan cricket.