Pakistan cricket team were dealt with a major blow when the Lahore terror attack, in 2009, took place. As a result, they were not allowed to co-host the 2011 World Cup, which was ultimately hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangaldesh.
Since 2015, international cricket has returned to the troubled country but it has been only in the recent past that competitive cricket is taking place at regular intervals in the Asian country. Pakistan hosted Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and even held the PSL 2020 edition entirely for the first time since the tournament’s inception.
Thus, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan is optimistic that the country is well-placed to host a major ICC event in the future with the improved security conditions.
Wasim Khan was quoted as saying by India Today, “I don’t think hosting international cricket is now such a big issue for Pakistan as the security situation has improved now. The fact that we have logistically hosted the entire Pakistan Super League in Pakistan and also teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for Test matches besides other smaller events and series shows we are capable of hosting a big ICC event,” affirmed the PCB CEO.