The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has claimed the security arrangements that the PCB provides to the touring countries in Pakistan are better than the arrangements that are provided to the top-tier football teams in the UK or to some of the world’s best car racers in the formula 1 events.
Ramiz insisted that he is not making this claim himself, but it’s actually a neutral official who has expertise on security matters told him that he felt the security arrangements in the Premiership football or in the formula 1 couldn’t match the security arrangements that PCB has.
Recently, Ramiz Raja, as a PCB chairman, has seen a fair bit of success in terms of winning the hosting rights of a couple of tournaments for Pakistan, one of them being the Asia Cup and another one being the Champions Trophy to be held in 2025.
However, despite Pakistan being given hosting rights, there have been question marks if all the countries would be comfortable going to Pakistan.
Ramiz Raja is confident about teams travelling to Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025
Ramiz is very confident about the teams travelling to Pakistan as he thinks the representatives of all the member boards of ICC were there when the decision was made to give the hosting rights to Pakistan and the decision was made after a lot of discussions. So, now that the decision has been made, nobody will pull out.
“There is no danger of anyone giving up in the Champions Trophy, there was a lot of discussions in the ICC, and then it was decided to host the event,” Ramiz Raja said while addressing the media in a virtual press conference.
Ramiz, however, admitted that PCB has a lot of work to do on its infrastructure to ensure they host a world tournament successfully. It’s after a gap of 29 years that a world tournament will be held in Pakistan if the Champions Trophy 2025 indeed goes ahead.