The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) held its 63rd Board of Governors’ (BOG) meeting virtually today. The meeting overall counts as the third one in the calendar year 2021 yet.
What happened in PCB’s 63rd BOG meeting?
Despite discussing the financial budgeting and congratulating the authorities alongside Multan Sultans for winning their maiden PSL title in Abu Dhabi, the BOG has informed regarding the submitted expression of interest for six ICC Events from 2024-2031 by the PCB.
The events include the two releases of the Champion Trophy; 2025 and 2029, as many releases of the T20 World Cup; 2026 and 2028, and as many ODI World Cup; 2027 and 2023.
Notably, the T20 and ODI World Cups are to be held in eight, and ten venues respectively including the partner shipping of other Asian countries. Whereas, the Champions Trophy will be hosted in three Pakistani venues by the PCB on its own.
The PCB is hopeful for getting the hosting rights of at least one event out of six. This may result in boosting cricket in Pakistan. The country last hosted any ICC event in 1996.
It is pertinent to mention that the national board now awaits the answer as the ICC’s evaluation committee will now monitor the PCB as well as other members’ expression of interests and regress with their decision before the second phase of the event hosting process begins in September.