T20 World Cup 2021: Although the Pakistan Cricket Board is struggling with the abrupt postponement of the domestic cricket series against New Zealand and England, there is a chance for the board to more than makeup for the losses that have arrived at their door.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja revealed that he was approached by an investor who offered the Pakitan board a blank cheque if the Men in Green beat India in their opening match of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Notably, India vs. Pakistan, renowned as the “mother of all battles” in cricket, is due to be played on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium and will be the first match of both South Asian countries’ World Cup campaigns.
If Pakistan defeats India, the PCB will be handed a blank check: Raja
While Pakistan has had moments of ecstasy and dominance in this cricketing rivalry, they have yet to defeat India in the World Cup—both in T20 and in 50 overs. In this connection, the investor has promised the Pakistan board any amount of money they want if they can end India’s perfect record in World Cup matches between the two countries.
“I am determined to strengthen Pakistan cricket. One powerful investor assured me that if Pakistan defeats India in the 2019 T20 World Cup, the PCB will be handed a blank check “Raja made the remarks while testifying before the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Affairs in Islamabad on Thursday.
In the same Senate statement, the former Pakistan batsman highlighted comparisons between the International Cricket Council and event management firms. He emphasised the need for the Pakistan Cricket Board to rely on ICC revenues, as the world cricket regulatory body receives 90% of its funding from India.
In more encouraging news, Raja revealed that New Zealand Cricket is considering rescheduling the series from which they withdrew at the last minute last month. The confirmation is awaited and might come as soon as this week.
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