We will submit our application to bid ICC events between 2023-31: PCB
In which country the International Cricket Council (ICC) events will be held, it’s been decided in advance always. For this, the cricket boards have to gain permission by convincing the ICC. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has gradually brought international cricket back to Pakistan, plans to participate in the auction from this year.
Venues have already been set for the 2021 and 2020 (delayed) T20 World Cups and the 2023 ODI World Cup. Subsequent meetings of the ICC will determine the venue for the rest of the events till 2031. With the series against international teams like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, Zimbabwe, South Africa, World XI and Pakistan Super League (PSL) being organized in Pakistan, PCB is now looking at the auction of the venue of the ICC event.
Wasim Khan, president of PCB, said they would send a letter to the ICC in October-November this year. “By October-November this year, we will submit our application to bid ICC events between 2023-31. We have shown interest in seven to eight ICC events and for that, we need to work hard. We are focused and preparing our portfolio for a strong bid,” he said.
Besides, PCB is also working to finalize the bilateral series from 2023 to 2027. “Meanwhile, we are also working on Future Tours Program 2023-27 with ICC and fellow cricket boards. Everyone wanted big teams to come to Pakistan. I am really excited for this series and hoping to make it a big one,” Wasim concluded.
Incidentally, the situation on and off the field of Pakistan cricket has not been going well recently. Their performance in field cricket is also deteriorating, with star cricketers clashing with the cricket board, coaches and team management.