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PCB, Wealth, Chairman, Committees: Everything you need know

By Akanksha - March 28, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 28, 2024 12:05 AM
PCB, Wealth, Chairman, Committees: Everything you need know

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), originally the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan, is the organization in charge of overseeing and planning all of the national cricket team of Pakistan's trips and games. It has represented the nation's men's and women's national teams in international cricket competitions run by the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1952.

Professional and amateur cricket began in Pakistan in 1947 when the nation was proclaimed an independent dominion of the British Empire. This was possible since the country's infrastructure had previously been constructed during the British Raj. Up to 1948, cricket matches were organized informally; however, a Board of Control was formally established at that time. Pakistan became a full member of the Imperial Cricket Conference (now called the International Cricket Council) in July 1952 and has played Test cricket ever since. The inaugural Test series for the squad was played in India from October to December of 1952.

Foundation of Pakistan Cricket Board

Originally known as the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan (BCCP), the Pakistan Cricket Board was established on May 1, 1949. HE Iftikhar Hussain Khan Mamdot, the Nawab of Mamdot, was appointed president and chairman of the inaugural meeting, which took place in the committee rooms of the Lahore Gymkhana. Justice A. R. Cornelius was one of the three vice presidents. Cornelius assumed the role of chairman of the working committee the next year and served in that capacity until early 1953 when he resigned from the board.

Attribute Details
Net worth $55 million
ICC Events Hosted ⇒ ODI World Cup – 1987 (with India), and 1996 (with India and Sri Lanka)
⇒ Champions Trophy – 2025
Headquarters Lahore, Pakistan
Full Name Pakistan Cricket Board
Key Revenue Sources Broadcasting rights for international and domestic cricket, Sponsorship deals, Pakistan Super League (PSL) revenue, Merchandising and licensing, Team sponsorships
Formation Year 1948

Pakistan Cricket Board Wealth

The Pakistan Cricket Board is the organization that oversees cricket in Pakistan. It was formerly known as the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan. In international competitions, the board manages the men's and women's national cricket teams of the nation. PCB is associated with the Asian Cricket Council in addition to the ICC. Among the four richest cricket bodies worldwide, the Pakistan Cricket Board is ranked fourth. After deducting extra revenue, sources state that the Pakistan Cricket Board is worth $55 million.

PCB Headquarters

The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is close to the PCB offices. Every PCB official spends their weekdays there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman

Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi

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Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi, an experienced administrator, was overwhelmingly chosen by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to serve as its Chairman for a three-year period. At the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore, at a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG), an election was held. Naqvi, a media magnate from Pakistan, is now the 37th chairman of the PCB on a full-time basis. He is serving as the State of Punjab's acting chief minister at the moment. Their last full-time chairman, Ramiz Raja, was a former captain of Pakistan. He was fired in December 2022, one year into his position, for "political interference".

PCB Committees

Committee Members
Cricket Technical Committee
  • Misbah-ul-Haq (head)
  • Junaid Zia (ex-officio, member)
  • Usman Tasleem (ex-officio, secretary)
Men's National Senior and Junior Selection Committee
  • Abdul Razzaq (member)
  • Asad Shafiq (member)
  • Mohammad Yousuf (member)
  • Wahab Riaz (member)
  • Captain (member)
  • Head Coach (member)
  • Bilal Afzal (member)
  • Hassan Cheema (ex-officio, manager analytics and team strategy)
  • Usman Wahla (ex-officio, secretary)
Women's National Selection Committee
  • Saleem Jaffar (chair)
  • Asmavia Iqbal (member)
  • Marina Iqbal (member)
  • Mohtashim Rasheed (member)

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