Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed curiosity in internet hosting as many as six main ICC occasions throughout the subsequent ten years. The Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC) occasion cycle from the yr 2024 to 2031 incorporates twelve main occasions, together with the ICC Champions Trophy, Cricket World Cup, T20 World Cup, and the World Check Championship Closing.
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PCB acknowledged, “The ICC’s analysis committee will now look at and consider the PCB in addition to different members’ expression of pursuits and revert with their choice earlier than the second section of the occasion internet hosting course of begins in September. The PCB stays hopeful that it’ll earn internet hosting rights of a minimum of one occasion, which, in flip, will act as an ideal enhance to Pakistan, which final staged an ICC occasion in 1996.”
Pakistan final hosted the 1996 World Cup ultimate at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Pakistan was set to host the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup together with India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, however ICC determined to not maintain any matches within the nation as a result of safety state of affairs.
The safety state of affairs within the nation has massively improved and worldwide groups have began touring the nation as soon as once more.
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Pakistan has lately began internet hosting main cricketing nations after a niche of virtually a decade with none worldwide cricket on house soil. Over the previous few years, Pakistan has hosted the likes of Zimbabwe, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa, and the World XI.
Pakistan is about to host England for 2 T20Is, scheduled to be performed at Nationwide Stadium Karachi on 14 and 15 October. This might be England’s first tour of the nation after a niche of 16 years.
Equally, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have additionally expressed their curiosity in touring the nation for a limited-overs sequence previous to the beginning of the 2021 T20 World Cup.