LAHORE - A delegation of cricket representatives from FATA met with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf here at National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Tuesday.

The delegation updated the PCB chief on the cricketing issues and problems faced by them. Zaka Ashraf assured the delegation that their issues would be taken up on priority basis and all efforts would be made to promote cricket in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas.

The chairman reiterated his stance to do everything possible in order to identify and groom cricketing talent from every part of the country including FATA.

“The PCB is committed to take measures which help in promoting cricket even in the remotest regions of the country. Pakistan has tremendous cricketing potential and it is essential that it is provided to showcase this talent at the national and international level,” said Zaka.

“Strengthening our domestic cricket is key to our enduring success at the international level and the PCB is doing everything in its capacity to ensure that no talent goes unnoticed no matter where in the country it is located,” he added.

The PCB chief also assured the delegation that their request to make FATA a separate region would be considered favourably.

The PCB COO, Director Academies, Director Coordination and Director Domestic Cricket Operations were also present on the occasion.