IND vs PAK: ICC CEO Allardice speaks on Ramiz Raja’s Four-Nation T20I series idea;
Geoff Allardice, the CEO of the ICC, said on Thursday that he has got no communication from Ramiz Raja. The chairman of the PCB, regarding the four-nation T20I series between India and Pakistan.
Raja said on Tuesday that he would make a proposal to the International Cricket Council (ICC). To hold an annual four-nation T20I series with featuring both India and Pakistan. He stated that he would like to see India, Pakistan, Australia, and England play each other in a T20I series every year. If the series goes forward, the earnings will be shared with all ICC members on a percentage basis, as per the PCB chief.
“Regarding any of the suggestions, we have had no correspondence or discussion with Ramiz Raja. It’s difficult to remark until we know more about what he’s thinking. We have had no engagement with Ramiz Raja about his plan up to this point” during a virtual interaction with select media on Thursday, Allardice said.
At the upcoming U19 World Cup, Allardice noted that managing the bio-secure bubble would be a big problem. But that the bio-bubble in place would not be strict. As the apex cricketing body wants players to enjoy the experience of playing in a World Cup.
The U19 World Cup will begin in Guyana on Friday, with hosts West Indies taking on Australia in the tournament opener. And a second game between Sri Lanka and Scotland taking place in Georgetown at the same time.
“It’s a compromise between the risk of contracting and spreading the virus and the freedom. Young people will seek, allowing them to enjoy the experience of competing in an Under-19 World Cup.
I believe that managing that climate over the next few weeks will be the most difficult task. As will being able to react to anything is thrown our way “Allardice said.
When asked about the World Cup bio-bubble, Allardice said: “In terms of the type of accommodation we use and the frequency of COVID-19 testing. We’re following a similar model to the Men’s T20 World Cup. We learned from our experience in the UAE, and we’ve held several multi-team competitions since then.”
(With ANI Inputs)