Pakistan Cricket Board’s current chairman Ramiz Raja while talking to different media outlets clearly stated that PCB doesn’t provide any funding to ICC instead they receive 50 percent funding from International Cricket Council.
He also stated that International Cricket Council receives 90 percent funding from Indian markets and the Indian Prime Minister has the authority to stop those fundings to PCB. In short, he was trying to tell his own people who are obsessed with India for no reason that their cricket board runs because of BCCI and Indian markets funding.
He also stated that we need to improve our cricketing economy and emerge as a strong cricketing nation and for that our team needs to win on a consistent basis and stakeholders of Pakistan should invest in PCB.
In reply to other questions that were asked to him about the India-Pakistan encounter which is all set to take place on October 24th, 2021 at Dubai to which he responded that few stakeholders of Pakistan without naming them has told him that If Pakistan beats India in T20 World Cup they will handover blank cheque to PCB and PCB officials can fill any amount on that cheque.
What Raza missed the trick over here is that these stakeholders want free marketing and what better ways they can ponder than to cash in from the India-Pakistan encounter.
India and Pakistan have played against each other six times in T20 World Cup every time the former has registered victory against later and considering the red hot form of Men in Blue it seems that the number will be switched to 7-0.
However, India will be playing against England and Australia in warm-up matches ahead of the opening T20 World Cup encounter against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai.
In T20 Cricket no team is a favorite but the likes of England, India, West Indies, and dark horses Afghanistan are certainly the top candidates who can possibly lift the title of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.