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If Modi wants, Pak Cricket Board will shut overnight, he’s too powerful: PCB Chief

Not long ago, Pakistan Cricket Board were not happy after England Cricket Board cancelled their tour to Pakistan citing security reasons. ECB called off their three-match ODI and five-match T20I series. Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja had claimed that India was operating PCB and could shut it down any time it wants.

While addressing the reporters in the press conference, PCB chief Ramiz Raja had claimed that over 50% of the Pakistan Cricket Board was functioning on the funding of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

In fact, the apex cricket body was largely operating on the funds of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Considering BCCI’s heavy funding in ICC, Ramiz Raja feared that the Pakistan Cricket Board would literally collapse if Indian PM Narendra Modi opts to pull out the funds one day.

If Modi wants, Pak Cricket Board will shut overnight, he's too powerful: PCB Chief

In fact, the video of the PCB chief’s statement was shared by BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya. According to the video, the PCB chief addresses the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination saying,

“Pakistan Cricket Board runs on 50% of ICC funding. ICC funding is received from their member boards. ICC’s 90% funding is received from India. In one way, India’s business houses are running the Pakistan cricket board. Tomorrow, if the Indian Prime Minister decides that we don’t want to fund Pakistan anymore, the PCB can collapse. 90% of ICC’s funding are driven by India.”

Two days ago, Ramiz Raja took to Twitter to announce that the England and Wales Cricket Board chief stepped down from his post. Soon after Ramiz Raja share the news of the ECB chief’s resignation, citizens started talking about the PCB head. As a result, Ramiz Raja took down the tweet and also went on to apologize for the same.

Written by Krishna Manohar

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