Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) President Ramiz Raja.© AFP
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has revealed that the PCB will get a blank check if the Babar Azam-led side beat India in the upcoming T20 World Cup. India will take on Pakistan in their opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on October 24. “PCB runs 50 percent on ICC funding. 90 percent funding for ICC comes from India. I’m afraid that if India stops funding the ICC, the PCB may fall because the PCB provides zero percent funding to the ICC. gives. I am determined to make Pakistan cricket stronger,” Cricket Pakistan quoted Rameez Raja as saying in a meeting with the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC)
“A strong investor told me that if Pakistan beat India in the upcoming T20 World Cup, a blank check is ready for the PCB,” he said.
Last month, New Zealand decided to call off the tour against Pakistan following a security alert by the New Zealand government. The PCB chairman said that the teams will not hold back from touring Pakistan if the board has strong financial backing.
“If our cricket economy is strong, we will not be used and then we will not be taken over by teams like England and New Zealand,” he said. “The best cricket team and the best cricket economy are the two big challenges,” Ramiz said.
India, champions in the inaugural edition played in South Africa in 2007 and the final in 2014, will also have Afghanistan, New Zealand and two qualifiers from Round 1 to participate in Group 2.
Meanwhile, Group 1 consists of England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies and the two qualifiers from Round 1. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman begins on October 17, with the finals being played. Dubai 14 November.
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