The good news for Pakistan was the return of tall left arm pacer and lynchpin of the bowling attack, Afridi who has not played any cricket since mid July due to a knee injury.
Fans from 82 countries have purchased tickets to watch players from 16 international teams, marking the return of full stadiums at ICC events, it said.
"I am extremely excited to be reuniting with the Pakistan team and can't wait to join the culture again and feel the spirit of One Nation One Passion," Hayden was quoted as saying in a PCB release.
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Pakistan is grappling with its worst natural disaster in over a decade. The floods affected the lives of millions of people after which the Pakistan government declared a "national emergency".
Afridi was ruled out of the Asia Cup and also from next month's seven-match T20 series against England after sustaining a knee injury.
England will return to Pakistan after the T20 World Cup in Australia in October to play three test matches in December.
Sri Lanka have managed to successfully host Australian cricket team without any security breach despite civil unrest after former president Gotabaya Rajapakse fled the country.
Previously, top players were offered one contract and could be called on to play any version of the game, but specialisation has made this out of fashion for many cricketing nations.
There have been speculations for months that Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will soon bring in his own nominee to replace Ramiz as PCB Chairman.
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The PCB said that the Board of Governors meeting has approved an annual budget of 15 billion rupees for the fiscal year 2022-23 with 78 percent allocated for cricket activities.
A PCB official confirmed that they had initiated an inquiry into the matter to find out if Nadeem had breached his terms of employment with the board.
Pakistani players have not been included in the IPL auctions after the first edition since the Mumbai terror attack in 2008.
Babar Azam came under criticism after a picture was posted on social media that showed his brother Safeer in the nets with Pakistan pacer Shahnawaz Dahani bowling to him.
"Although BCCI have Sourav Ganguly but has anyone ever wondered who their secretary of the board is? Jay Shah, son of Amit Shah," he said.
Former Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq said former PM Imran Khan's decision to stop departmental cricket and their role in sports didn't appear to have done any good for Pakistan cricket.
Uncertainty had prevailed in the PCB itself after the 'No-Trust' motion was filed against the former Pakistan captain by the joint opposition parties in the National Assembly.
As per the current ICC rule, a member board can host a tri-nation tournament at the most as only the global body has the right to organize an event which involves more than three countries.
Federal Minister for Interior, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed confirmed on Friday that the three ODIs and lone T20 would be played in Lahore instead of Rawalpindi, due to political activities and scenarios.
Ramiz Raja pointed out that unlike other countries the pool of talent in women's cricket in Pakistan was not broad based, which was one reason for the slow progress.
PCB chairman Ramiz Raja expressed confidence that India would come to Pakistan to play in the Asia Cup next year.