Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set its sights on bringing a major cricket tournament to the country.
Pakistan Cricket Board has earlier hosted successfully tours of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Pakistan.
Manu Sawhney, the chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), going to visit Pakistan on a two-day visit from Jan 22 to 23.
According to sources, the PCB officials will explore the possibility of bringing a major ICC tournament to Pakistan between 2023 and 2031.
There will be eight men’s and as many women’s ICC tournaments during the nine-year period mentioned above.
The same time period will also accommodate four U-19 tournaments, sources said.
The PCB hopes to have done enough to gain the trust of the rest of the cricketing world.
And although decisions on tournament rights are decided in ICC meetings, the PCB is planning to lay the groundwork when Sawhney visits Pakistan next week.
The PCB has set up Sawhney’s meetings with federal minister Fehmida Mirza as well as officials of the interior ministry.
He will also be given a security briefing.
The PCB believes that this exercise will help in bringing top cricketing nations to Pakistan.
While, its long-term target remains on securing the right to host a major tournament.
In 2008, it hosted the Asia Cup — an event regulated by the Asian Cricket Council.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Player of the Year.
Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief financial officer (CFO), Badar M. Khan, resigned from his post after serving for more than eight years.
The board announced on Monday that Badar M. Khan will be departing at the end of the month.