PCB wants to host ICC tournaments in 2023-2031 events cycle


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wishes to host International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments in the next events cycle, both the cricket governing bodies discussed in a high-profile meeting.

The meetings were held in Islamabad and Lahore respectively. PCB’s chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan met the touring delegation of ICC containing Mr. Sawhney (ICC’s CEO) and ICC General Manager – Commercial, Campbell Jamieson.

International Cricket Council chief executive Manu Sawhney today concluded his two-day visit to Pakistan following positive and constructive meetings in Islamabad and Lahore.

In Lahore on Thursday, the delegation visited the Lahore Safe City Project before receiving a presentation from the PCB team at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Meanwhile, Mr. Sawhney and Mr. Jamieson also made a detailed and comprehensive presentation on the ICC’s expectations, criteria and selection process for the event hosts, including timelines for bid submissions.

PCB’s CEO on the occasion said: “We had positive, constructive and wide-ranging meetings with the ICC in relation to the 2023-2031 event cycle. As part of our vision, we want to push on and host a number of ICC global events during the next rights cycle,

“So, from that perspective, it was excellent to get an insight into the ICC’s expectations and requirements so that we can accordingly plan and prepare our bid document.”