Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board’s new chief Rameez Raja’s latest statement on BCCI has become a topic of discussion. A video of Rameez Raja saying that cricket around the world is being run by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Rameez Raja further states that the ICC receives 90 percent of its revenue from the BCCI.
Rameez Raja said this in a meeting with PCB officials. Not only that, the Pakistan Cricket Board gets 50 percent of its grants from the ICC. This means that the Pakistan Cricket Board is also running on the support of the BCCI.
Rameez Raja asserted, “In a way, India’s business houses are running Pakistan cricket. If tomorrow the Indian Prime Minister decides that he won’t allow Pakistan to collect any revenue, it may wipe out our cricket board.”
England and Sri Lanka have canceled their tour of Pakistan after New Zealand. The dilemma of Pakistan cricket has been very bad since Rameez Raja became PCB chief.
Rameez further said that the ICC has become like an ‘event management company’ and if incidents like the cancellation of the New Zealand and England series are to be prevented from happening again, then the PCB will have to keep its word.
He also expressed dejection and told the media, “What New Zealand did is unacceptable as they have not shared any information with us till now on what basis they canceled the series in Pakistan. But now we are trying to reschedule the series”.
Rameez indicated that good news related to the postponed series against New Zealand could come in a week.”
Following Rameez Raja’s statement, Twitter users jumped into the bandwagon to troll the former cricketer, with memes flooding social media platforms.