The International Cricket Council's annual general meeting is scheduled to take place in Birmingham next week, and the Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed the issues it will raise in fronting of the global cricket body.
Faisal Hasnain, the chief executive of the PCB, narrated that the board will mention the issue of growing T20 leagues during the meeting. His statements came in the enlightenment of the Board of Control of Cricket in India's decision to dedicate a two-and-a-half-month window to the Indian Premier League in the Future Tour Programs.
The PCB, so far, has not adored BCCI's idea to extend the IPL window, including it in FTP and has decided to oppose it in ICC annual meeting. Not to surprise, two other boards have also joined hands with the PCB to raise issues in regard to seeing international cricket diminishing due to league cricket, certainly IPL.
His statement reads,
PCB is concerned about the shrinking of the international cricket calendar as T20 leagues keep growing. Pakistan has already sent a proposed plan to the ICC on this issue, and two other boards have also asked the ICC to form a working committee on the matter,
The Chief Executive further revealed that the PCB would also discuss the tri-nation or four-nation series ideas. If the initiative is not discussed formally, the interested boards will separately hold a meeting. Earlier, Cricket Australia (CA) showed interest in hosting a tri-series, including India and Pakistan.
As a response, the PCB advised including England Cricket Team, but the idea was rejected by the BCCI and the ECB. Faisal says the proposal from PCB chairman Mr Ramiz Raja is still valid and can be considered.
Cricket Australia, England, and Wales Cricket Board will meet Sri Lanka Cricket officials on the sidelines of the meeting as scheduled from August 27 to September 11. They will also discuss the agenda of the Four-Nation and Tri-Nation tournaments.