International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Manu Sawhney today concluded his two-day visit to Pakistan following positive and constructive meetings in Islamabad and Lahore.
Sawhney’s visit was part of the ICC’s initiative to meet all members and brief them on the process to be adopted for the allocation of ICC Events in the 2023-2031 cycle comprising eight men’s events, eight women’s events, four men’s U19 events and four Women’s U19 events.
In the meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials at the National Cricket Academy, Sawhney and Jamieson also made a detailed and comprehensive presentation on the ICC’s expectations, criteria and selection process for the event hosts, including timelines for bid submissions.
Sawhney also updated the PCB on the work being done by the ICC for cricket promotion, development, global strategy, financial growth, and also briefed on the challenges world cricket faces.
“We had positive, constructive and wide-ranging meetings with the ICC in relation to the 2023-2031 event cycle. As part of our vision, we want to push on and host a number of ICC global events during the next rights cycle,” said PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan.
“It was excellent to get an insight into the ICC’s expectations and requirements so that we can accordingly plan and prepare our bid document.
“We are determined and keen to host ICC events in the next events cycle and understand this will not be a straightforward project. As a responsible and key Member of the ICC, the PCB remains committed to playing its role in taking cricket to the next level,” he said.