PCB says Pakistan given ‘Big-4’ status by ICC
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it has been given the ‘Big-4’ status by the International Cricket Council, ARY News reported Thursday.
The PCB claimed that it would receive 15% of the revenue from the international cricket body for two years. Pakistan will get the most benefits after Australia, India and England, the ‘Big-3’ trio of the cricket world, claimed the PCB in its statement today.
Sources said the ‘Big-4’ country will be appointed under annual rotation policy, while Pakistan has been selected as its first member.
It also said India had given guarantee for bilateral series to Pakistan.
The PBC said Pak-Ind series will be played from 2015 to 2023. Four series will be hosted by Pakistan and two by India, added the statement.