The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ramiz Raja.© AFP
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has revealed that PCB will receive a blank check should the team led by Babar Azam beat India in the upcoming T20 World Cup. India take on Pakistan on October 24 in their opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Men’s Tournament at Dubai International Stadium. “PCB has 50 percent for ICC funding. I’m afraid that if India stops funding ICC, PCB could collapse because PCBs give zero percent funding to ICC. Inter-provincial coordination (IPC)
“A strong investor told me that a blank check is ready for the PCB as Pakistan beats India in the upcoming T20 World Cup,” he added.
New Zealand decided last month to end the tour against Pakistan after a security warning from the government in New Zealand. The PCB chairman said teams would not withdraw from tour Pakistan if the council had strong financial support.
“If our cricket economy is strong, we will not be used and then invaded by teams like England and New Zealand,” he said. “The best cricket team and the best cricket economy are two big challenges,” Ramiz said.
India, champions in the first edition played in South Africa in 2007 and finalists in 2014, will also have Afghanistan, New Zealand and two qualifiers in the second round to compete in Group 2.
Meanwhile, Group 1 consists of England, Australia, South Africa, the West Indies and two rounds of Round 1. The ICC -T20 World Cup for men in the UAE and Oman will start from 17 October, with the final which will take place in Dubai on 14 November.
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