T20 World Cup 2021: Clean cheque prepared for PCB if Pakistan beat India, says Ramiz Raja

Pakistan take on India in their opening game of the T20 showpiece on October 24
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Pakistan tackle India of their opening sport of the T20 showpiece on October 24

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja says the PCB can “collapse” if India desires as 90 per cent of the ICC’s funding comes from that nation, which successfully signifies that the game right here is being run by “India’s enterprise homes”.

Showing earlier than the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial affairs on Thursday in Islamabad, Ramiz stated it was time for the PCB to cut back its dependence on funding from the ICC and begin tapping the native market.

“The ICC is a politicised physique divided between the Asian and Western blocs and 90 per cent of its revenues are generated from India. It’s scary,” the PCB Chief stated, including that fifty per cent of PCB’s finances comes from ICC funding.

“In a manner India’s enterprise homes are operating Pakistan cricket and if tomorrow the Indian PM decides he is not going to enable any funding to Pakistan, this cricket board can collapse,” he added however didn’t elaborate on the specifics.

Raja additionally stated that the PCB will get a “clean cheque” in the event that they beat arch-rivals India within the T20 World Cup. Pakistan lock horns with India of their opening sport of the T20 showpiece on October 24 on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium.

“One robust investor advised me {that a} clean cheque is prepared for the PCB if Pakistan beats India within the upcoming T20 World Cup,” he stated.

Ramiz stated the ICC had turn into extra of an occasion administration firm and the PCB must make its voice heard if it doesn’t need a repeat of the cancellation of confirmed collection by New Zealand and England on safety grounds.

“What New Zealand did was unacceptable as a result of until now they haven’t shared any info with us on what led them to desert the collection in Pakistan. However they’re now attempting to reschedule the collection,” he stated.

Ramiz hinted that there may very well be some excellent news relating to the postponed New Zealand collection in per week’s time. He indicated that New Zealand cricket board was engaged on a brand new schedule to tour Pakistan.

Senior Senator Raza Rabbani steered that Pakistan ought to no longer play in opposition to New Zealand and refuse any collection however Ramiz identified that this could not be attainable because the nation is a component of a bigger worldwide cricket neighborhood.

“The great factor is they’re engaged on one thing which implies they wish to mend issues with us.”

The New Zealand cricket group had arrived in Pakistan on September 11 for the primary time in 18 years to play three ODIs and 5 Twenty20 Internationals however left on September 19 with out taking part in any match after their authorities and safety businesses cited safety considerations.

Ramiz, in a candid briefing to the Senators, additionally stated he would unveil his plans for Pakistan cricket and the board in per week or 10 days’ time.

“To me it’s easy if the nationwide group can’t do nicely and win matches it signifies that everybody within the board from the tea man to the highest official have failed of their duties,” he stated. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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