PCB to introduce joint plans to host ICC events with the Emirates Cricket Board

CB Chairman Ehsan Mani, in a podcast hosted by the country's board, said the importance of hosting major CCI tournaments for Pakistan's cricket and development.

by Nithiya

Updated: Apr 16, 2020 22:06 IST

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ICC events with the Emirates Cricket Board

In 2023–2031, in cooperation with Emirates Cricket Board, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is scheduled to bid for the ICC events. In a podcast hosted by the PCB's board, PCB president Ehsan Mani said that the hosting of large ICC tournaments is very important to Pakistan's cricket progress.

"We expressed interest in organizing 5 to 6 events, and, honestly, we are not probably going to get more than one or two, but we also thought of the box as a means of bidding together with another country. I've begun talking to the Emirates Cricket Board for a team-up in order to increase the chances of hosting one of them together, but, once again, it needs collaboration.

ESPNcricinfo announced that the ICC had invited its Member States until the 15th of March to express the concern regarding 20 of the global events taking place during the 2023-2031 period but because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The ICC delegation met with Dr. Fahmida Mirza, the Minister of Inter-Provincial Cooperation, who also works on sport in the country, and [the ICC] got an extremely positive [images of our purpose and capacity to host global events]," the President of the PCB said. "The ICC will show a very serious commitment to this subject, and we'll be getting full government support too.

The 2008 Champions' Trophy (later postponed and held in Africa) and the ODI World Cup 2011 were scheduled to take place in Pakistan, but they were forfeited as several countries declined to visit Pakistan due to increased security concerns as a result of the terrorist attacks.

After a period of ten years in December 2019, Pakistan played its first test on home soil. In 2009, when terrorists indiscriminately fired on their bus, the Sri Lankan team was on their way to Gadafi Stadium in Lahore for an essay with Pakistan. Eight people were being killed, and seven Sri Lankan players and staff injured in this attack. Despite no high profile team in Pakistan visiting the country for a full tour, international cricket has since evaded Pakistan.

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