Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja is going to meet the bosses of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and other cricket boards today to talk about holding global tournaments within the country.
Geo News was informed by sources that, Raja will be taking part in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting, where the topic of discussion will be the Asia Cup 2022 which is going to take place in Sri Lanka. During the meeting, Ramiz will also hold talks with senior officials of BCCI and other cricket boards to host international cricket tournaments in Pakistan.
The PCB chairman is hopeful that Pakistan will be able to hold international events in the country after the recent setback with New Zealand and England's abandoned tours.
Apart from that, Raja is also expected to meet with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) in order to jointly-host future events.
"Pakistan has already tabled a bid to host cricket mega events from 2024-31. Besides hosting some of the events exclusively, the PCB has also expressed its willingness to join hands with other boards for hosting the major events," The News was informed by a source.
"Say if Pakistan is to bid for the T20 World Cup in years to come, the PCB can do it with the help and assistance of other neighbouring cricket boards. Since the PCB is enjoying good relations with the Emirates Board, the discussion on joint ventures cannot be ruled out,” it had added.
He will further talk about the recent withdrawal of New Zealand cricket team from Pakistan and England following in New Zealand’s footsteps by cancelling the planned tour to Pakistan.
The source further added, “The role of the ACC amid such unprecedented circumstances will also be discussed during the meeting. Ramiz, who has already written a letter to the ICC, would question the role of the ACC on such illogical decisions as were taken by the NZ and ECB”.