Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) President Ramiz Raja on Thursday (October 7) shared that India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have a huge influence on his country’s cricket board. Raja, who recently took over as chairman, revealed that the PCB will ‘collapse’ if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides that the PCB should not receive any funding from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“PCB is funded 50% by ICC which is funded 90% by BCCI or in a way, Indian business houses are running Pakistan cricket. If tomorrow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi thinks that we will not give any funding to Pakistan, this cricket board may collapse,” Raja said at the Senate Standing Committee meeting of Pakistan.
PCB Chairman Rameez Raja told the Senate Standing Committee of Pakistan that Indian business houses run Pakistan cricket in a way and Indian PM Modi has the power to ensure the fall of PCB.#PakistanCricket #ramizraja pic.twitter.com/fbpUk2g5Fx
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Earlier this week, Raja had said that Pakistan cricket is mainly dependent on funding by the ICC and will suffer if it comes to a halt for some reason. Speaking to the business community of Karachi at the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Ramiz said that his contribution is significant in helping Pakistan become a superpower in the world of cricket.
The PCB chief had said, “Our cricket is currently dependent on ICC funding and when I look at the books, I get very scared because the contribution of local entrepreneurs is less.
During this, President of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Ian WhatmoreThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has apologized to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for canceling the limited overs tour of the men’s and women’s teams and assured that the ECB will commit to a full tour of three Tests and five ODIs next winter.
In his first public statement since the cancellation of his tour of Pakistan, Whatmore said on Tuesday: “I am deeply sorry for those who feel hurt or disappointed by our decision, especially in Pakistan. The decision that the Board took was extremely difficult. And the board has made it keeping in mind the welfare and mental health of our players and staff.