Although the Pakistan Cricket Board is going through a tough time dealing with the abrupt cancellation of domestic cricket series against New Zealand and England, there is an opportunity for the board to more than make up for the losses incurred that has come knocking on their door.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja disclosed that he was approached by an investor who has offered a blank cheque to the Pakitan board if the Men in Green manage to beat India in their first match of the forthcoming T20 World Cup. Notably, India vs Pakistan- known as the mother of all battles in cricketing terms- is set to be played on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium and will be the first match of the World Cup campaign for both the South Asian countries.
A blank cheque is ready for the PCB if Pakistan beats India: Raja
While Pakistan have had their moments of joy and domination in this cricketing rivalry, they are yet to taste a win over India in the World Cup- both T20 and 50 overs. It is in this context that the investor has offered the Pakistan board any amount of money they want, in case they are able to end India's 100 per cent record in World Cup encounters between the two countries.
"I am determined to make Pakistan cricket strong. One strong investor told me that a blank cheque is ready for the PCB if Pakistan beats India in the upcoming T20 World Cup," Raja said while appearing before the Senate Standing Committee on the Inter-Provincial affairs in Islamabad on Thursday.
In the same address to the senators, the former Pakistan cricketer drew parallels between the International Cricket Council and even management companies. He outlined the need for the Pakistan Cricket Board to depend on funds received from ICC as the world cricket governing body in turn received 90 per cent of its fund from India.
However, in positive news, Raja hinted that New Zealand Cricket is mulling to reschedule the series from which they pulled out in the eleventh hour last month. The confirmation on the same is awaited and could come anytime soon in the coming week.