PCB wants Big Three governance system and revenue distribution formula abolished

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PCB wants Big Three governance system and revenue distribution formula abolished
Shaharyar Khan
Shukriya Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board chief, Shaharyar Khan said that he would try to eliminate the Big Three structure and the revenue sharing system, he will also oppose the idea of four-day Test matches at the upcoming ICC board meeting in Dubai.

“We want the Big Three governance system and revenue distribution formula abolished and we see no constitutional problems for the ICC to do this,” Shahryar told the media before leaving for Dubai.

Khan told that he had earlier favoured the idea of Big Three in 2014 because India signed MoU with them for six bilateral series from 2015 to 2023.

“That was our reason and condition for supporting the Big Three but when India has not fulfilled its obligations under the MoU, we see no reason to continue our previous policy,” he stated.

India have been the biggest beneficiary from the revamped governing system as they are getting 21 percent of the revenue from the ICC.

However, PCB boss has said that they have evaluated revenue sharing system and they want equal amount for all member countries.

“Under the current formula we will end up with just around 98 million dollars while India stands to get around 500 million. We don’t see this as a system based on equality.”

Khan further told that the previous management of the BCCI would have supported the idea of Big Three and would have tried to keep it intact, however the new management of the Indian board might oppose it.

“The ICC meetings will give us a chance to sit down with the new office bearers of the Indian cricket board and see what they have in mind specifically in relation to bilateral series with us,” he said.

He also told that PCB will oppose the idea of four-day Test match, “Five day matches are the spirit of Test cricket and what happens if it rains in a four-day Test. I don’t think we need to try to change things with Test matches.”

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