During a virtual press conference on Monday, ICC General Manager revealed that the visit would be focused around Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming 2023 World Cup in India
ICC Chairman, Greg Barclay and Chief Executive, Geoff Allardice, will arrive in Lahore on Tuesday morning on a two-day visit, during which they will meet Chairman of the PCB Management Committee, Najam Sethi.
During a virtual press conference on Monday, ICC General Manager, Wasim Khan, revealed that the visit would be focused around Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming 2023 World Cup in India.
"That's something that's obviously ongoing at the moment," Wasim said.
The former CEO of the PCB, Khan emphasized that the ultimate decision regarding Pakistan's involvement in the tournament rested with both countries involved, as well as the ICC's hierarchy. He suggested that the relevant parties should engage in productive discussions and reach conclusive outcomes.
"Geoff Allardice, our CEO, and Greg are in Pakistan at the moment discussing a number of areas with the PCB hierarchy.
"But that's certainly up to the two countries and the hierarchy within the ICC to discuss them and come to some conclusions," added former PCB CEO.
During the visit by top officials of the ICC, there will also be discussions regarding the proposed financial distribution model.
The PCB is unhappy with the proposed new revenue distribution model for international cricket although it accepts that India, the game's financial engine, should get the biggest share, PCB chief had told Reuters earlier this month.
ICC has proposed a new revenue sharing model for the 2024-27 cycle to be voted on at its next board meeting in June.
According to figures leaked to Cricinfo, India would claim 38.5%, while England and Australia would pocket 6.89% and 6.25% respectively. Pakistan stands to earn 5.75% of the ICC's projected earnings, primarily from its media rights sale.
"We are insisting that the ICC should tell us how these figures were arrived at," Sethi had also told Reuters from London. "We are not happy with the situation as it stands. Come June, when the board is expected to approve the financial model, unless these details are provided to us, we are not going to approve it."