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PCB wants to host joint World Cups

Published : 11 Jul 2021 09:36 PM | Updated : 11 Jul 2021 09:36 PM


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to form a consortium of sorts with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to jointly host two World Cups. It also intends stage two Twenty20 World Cup together with Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) in United Arab Emirates besides going solo for two Champions Trophies in the next world cricket cycle.

The PCB recently stated that it has provided bids for six global events and on Saturday (July 9), it confirmed to Cricbuzz that two of its bids have been proposed to be collaborative efforts with South Asian boards.

"We have made bids before the ICC and proposed to form consortiums with the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka boards," PCB chairman Ehsan Mani told this website. "Similarly we want to have collaboration with the UAE board too."

It is learnt that the PCB wants to stage 2027 and 2031 World Cups jointly with the SLC and the BCB and stage two Twenty20 World Cups in association with the UAE board. It intends to go solo for the 2025 and 2029 Champions Trophies.

In their bid to host, the PCB will obviously face competition from, among other boards, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which wants to host the 2025 Champions Trophy, 2028 Twenty20 World Cup and the 2031 World Cup.