Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi on Friday announced that the Board will nominate the all-powerful chairman of the Executive Board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2016 after Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) two-year stint ends. (Click here for latest on Cricket)
According to Sethi, the PCB has reached an agreement with the cricket boards of other countries at this week's Executive Board meeting of the ICC in Dubai.
Sethi also announced that Pakistan would be hosting the next meeting of the Asian Cricket Council next year in Pakistan and he would chair that meeting. "One of the decisions reached at the ICC meeting is that Pakistan will nominate the next chairman of the ICC after the BCCI takes its turn this year," Sethi said.
He also announced that Pakistan in return for their conditional support to the recent changes/reforms in governance and financial model of the ICC, which gives more powers to the boards of India, Australia and England, had also entered into agreements with other boards including India for bilateral home and away series.
He estimated that these series would earn Pakistan approximately 3000 million rupees over the eight years. "This also allows us to now sell the broadcasting and other rights for our home series for the coming years on long-term basis," he added. (Mohammed Aamir will be back in action soon: Sethi)
Sethi said that all the boards including the BCCI had agreed to sign the agreements with Pakistan for next eight years. "The Indian board is part of these agreements and I am confident that we will pretty soon see the resumption of regular bilateral ties between the two countries," he added.
Asked by a reporter what guarantee was there that India would adhere to these agreements, Sethi said that if the agreements were not signed and made legally binding then the PCB would withdraw its conditional support for 'the Big Three'.