Rameez Raja is the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).© AFP
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Rameez Raja has said that if the Babri Assam-led team defeats India in the upcoming T20 World Cup, the PCB will get an empty test. India face Pakistan in the first match of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium. I am afraid the PCB will collapse if India stops funding the ICC because the PCB provides zero percent funding to the ICC. I am committed to making Pakistan cricket stronger, ”said Rameez Raja in a meeting with the Senate Standing Committee. Interstate Integration (IPC)
“A strong investor told me that the PCB was ready for a blank check if Pakistan beat India in the upcoming T20 World Cup,” he added.
Last month, New Zealand decided to suspend the tour against Pakistan following a security alert from the New Zealand government. The PCB chairman said the teams would not opt out of touring Pakistan if the board had strong financial support.
“If our cricket economy is strong, we will not be used by teams like England and New Zealand,” he said. “The best cricket team and the best cricket economy are two big challenges,” Rameez said.
India, who were champions in the inaugural edition in South Africa in 2007, and Afghanistan, New Zealand in the finals in 2014, and two qualifiers from round 1 will have to compete in Group 2.
Meanwhile, Group 1 includes two qualifiers from England, Australia, South Africa, the West Indies and Round 1. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup kicks off on October 17 in the UAE and Oman. Dubai on November 14th.
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