Wasim Khan, the general manager of the International Cricket Council (ICC), detailed the official’s mission to Pakistan. Greg Barclay, chairman of the International Cricket Council, and Geoff Allardice, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, will arrive in Lahore on Tuesday, May 30, for a two-day visit during which they will confer with Najam Sethi, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Wasim stated that the focus of the visit would be Pakistan’s participation in the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India. Notably, the PCB indicated that they would not participate in the 50-over World Cup following India’s decision not to visit Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup.
During a Monday virtual press conference, Wasim was quoted by Cricket Pakistan as saying, “This is something that is obviously ongoing.”
Khan, the former CEO of the PCB, emphasized that the chairman and CEO will discuss a variety of issues with the PCB hierarchy. He added that it is the responsibility of the relevant parties and the ICC hierarchy to deliberate and reach a conclusion.
“Our CEO, Geoff Allardice, and Greg are currently in Pakistan discussing a variety of topics with the PCB hierarchy. “However, it is up to the two countries and the ICC hierarchy to discuss them and reach a conclusion,” the former PCB chief executive said.
During the visit, there will also be discussions about the proposed financial distribution scheme. Notably, the PCB is dissatisfied with the proposed new revenue distribution scheme for international cricket, despite acknowledging that India should receive the largest share.
“We insist that the ICC explain how these numbers were calculated.” We are not satisfied with the current state of affairs. “If these details are not provided to us by June, when the board is expected to approve the financial model, we will not approve it,” Sethi had said earlier in May.
The global cricket governing body has proposed a new revenue-sharing model for the 2024-2027 cycle, which will be voted on at the June board meeting. India would receive 38.5% while England and Australia would receive 6.89% and 6.25%, respectively, according to ESPNCricinfo. Pakistan is expected to receive 5.75 percent of the ICC’s anticipated earnings.