The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is gradually rebuilding its faith as a cricket governing body after its tainted past. While it has decided to approach the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the hosting rights of six world events in the next cycle, it also intends to host at least two of them on its own while wanting to co-host several others with its Asian neighbours.
However, a recent tweet made by the board’s official handle has yet again put them in a bad light. While it clearly looks like a blunder since it was a birthday tweet for one of its own players Hassan Ali, it is not what one would accept from such a big organisation. Notably, while PCB was listing the achievements of the fast bowler, it used a middle finger emoji to list the number of his wickets in international cricket.
Check out the screenshot here:
The board later deleted the post and tweeted again with the correct emoji. But Twitterati were quick to point out PCB's blunder and trolled them.
PCB submit expression of interest for six ICC Events
“The Board of Governors (BoG) was informed that the PCB has submitted an expression of interest for six ICC Events in the 2024-31 cycle. Of these six events, the PCB is keen to host the three-venue ICC Champions Trophy 2025 and 2029 on its own,” read a statement from PCB
“While it has offered to host the remaining four events — two eight-venue ICC T2O World Cups 2026 and 2028, as well as the two 10-venue ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups 2027 and 2031 — in partnership with other Asian countries,” it added.
The body is hopeful that they will get the hosting rights of at least one event which will be a huge boost for Pakistan Cricket.