Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to form a consortium with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to jointly stage two World Cups, Cricbuzz reported on Saturday (July 10).
The PCB is also keen to host two T20 World Cups in the United Arab Emirates with Emirates Cricket Board. Pakistan has bid to host six global events for the 2024-31 cycle.
“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.
Notably, eight men's ODI and T20 events, comprising two ICC Men's Cricket World Cups, four ICC Men's T20 World Cups and two ICC Champions Trophies will be staged in the 2024-31 cycle.
While PCB wants to host 2027 and 2031 World Cups with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, it desires to stage two T20 World Cups along with UAE.
PCB also intends to organize 2025 and 2029 Champions Trophies but it won’t be easy as the BCCI too has placed a bid to host the 2025 Champions Trophy, 2028 Twenty20 World Cup and the 2031 World Cup.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has not hosted a single global event in the last 25 years. 1996 World Cup was the last ICC tournament held in Pakistan, with India and Sri Lanka also being the co-hosts.