ICC Events: PCB, SLC and BCB to form a consortium to host upcoming two World Cups- Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to form a consortium with Sri Lanka Cricket and Bangladesh Cricket Board to jointly host two World Cups. The PCB also wants to host two T20 World Cups in the United Arab Emirates with Emirates Cricket Board. Pakistan has bid to host six global events.
“We have made bids before the ICC and proposed to form consortiums with the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka boards. Similarly, we want to have collaboration with the UAE board too,” PCB chairman Ehsan Mani told Cricbuzz.
ICC Events: PCB, SLC and BCB to form a consortium to host upcoming two World Cups
Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to host 2027 and 2031 World Cups with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh while it wants to stage two T20 World Cups along with UAE. PCB also desires to host 2025 and 2029 Champions Trophies. It will not be easy for PCB to win the bid as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also wants to host the 2025 Champions Trophy, 2028 Twenty20 World Cup and the 2031 World Cup.
In the last 25 years, Pakistan has not hosted a single global championship. The last ICC event held in Pakistan was the 1996 World Cup, which was in collaboration with BCCI and SLC. The consortium was then called PILCOM i.e Pakistan India Lanka committee. Pakistan was part of the South Asian group of BCCI, BCB and SLC for the 2011 World Cup but its matches were switched for safety reasons.
Earlier, following the expansion to its event programme in the next cycle, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has commenced the process to identify the hosts for men’s white-ball events to be held post-2023. Eight men’s ODI and T20 events, comprising two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups, four ICC Men’s T20 World Cups and two International Cricket Council Champions Trophies, will be staged in the 2024-2031 cycle. And ICC Members were invited to submit a preliminary technical proposal as a potential host. This included individual country submissions as well as joint proposals.