PCB to Partner with UAE in their Bid to Host ICC Events

The Pakistan Cricket Board, alongside with Emirates Cricket Board of the UAE, is planning to launch a joint bid to host ICC occasions scheduled to be held in the upcoming future.

According to PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, the board goes to bid for 5 to six ICC occasions in the 2023 to 2031 cycle and are hoping to win at the least one or two of these.

“We had expressed an interest to host five to six events and, frankly, it is likely we won’t be getting more than one or two. But we also thought out of the box to bid jointly with another country,” Mani mentioned in a PCB podcast launched on the official web site of the cricket physique.

“I’ve already begun talking with the Emirates Cricket Board for a team-up to enhance the probabilities of internet hosting a few of it collectively however, once more, it wants cooperation.

“There are a few events with 16 games and then there are events with 30-40 games, so depending on the scale, the workload can be divided between us,” he added.

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the International Cricket Council had invited expressions of curiosity from its member nations till March 15 for 20 international occasions that shall be held in the 2023-2031 cycle. However, the conferences have been deferred indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic which has introduced all the cricket calendar to a grinding halt.

During the podcast, the PCB chief insisted that for the event of Pakistan cricket, it will be important that ICC tournaments are held in the nation.

“We intend to make a very serious expression of our interest on this matter and we will be getting full government support as well,” Mani careworn.

So far, Pakistan has hosted two World Cups — 1987 and 1996. They had been additionally scheduled to collectively host 2011 World Cup alongside with India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka however misplaced the internet hosting rights as a number of nations refused to tour Pakistan over safety issues.

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