ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said that the government would fully back the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in its bid to organise the forthcoming Pakistan India cricket series at home next year in 2009. While talking to Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt, who met him on Thursday at Prime Minister House, he assured that the government would provide full security to the visiting Indian players in Pakistan. "People of the both nations love cricket and want to see top cricket in action. I will personally request the Indian Prime Minister Manmoan Singh to allow his cricket team to visit Pakistan," he added. The Prime Minister said that cricket was the most popular game of the country and the government would ensure proper security arrangements for organising the bilateral series as per schedule. He asked the head of PCB to take necessary steps for improving facilities while chalking out an effective strategy for hunting new talent in all parts of the country. The Prime Minister said Indian government would be provided assurance regarding their security concerns. Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt told the Prime Minister that he has inherited an organisation which was massively over-staffed with very high administrative costs putting burden on the financial resources of PCB. The Prime Minister asked him to initiate re-structuring of the PCB in order to run it professionally and in line with other cricket boards of the world. He emphasised that only competent professionals should be appointed at key posts and their performance be monitored on regular basis. Chairman PCB also briefed the Prime Minister about the amendments being proposed in the Constitution of PCB aiming at streamlining the smooth working of the PCB as well as for the promotion of cricket in Pakistan. The Prime Minister said the elections of regional representatives should be conducted in the same manner as provided in the Constitution. Ijaz Butt informed the Prime Minister that the Indian cricket team was scheduled to arrive in January 2009 to play three test matches, five one- day international matches and one Twenty-20 match in Pakistan