Familiar conditions in UAE will help Pakistan in T20 World Cup: Former women's team skipper Sana Mir
The T20 World Cup is set to begin here on Sunday with Pakistan playing their opening fixture against India on October 24.
The PCB suspended Zeeshan Malik under Article 4.7.1 of its Anti-Corruption Code, which means he cannot take part in any cricket-related activity pending investigation.
Shoaib Malik had captained Pakistan in the inaugural event in 2007 and was a member of the side that won the tournament in 2009.
Pakistan Cricket Board can collapse if India wants as ICC getting major funds from there: Ramiz Raja
The Pakistan Cricket Board chief alleged that the 'ICC is a politicised body divided between the Asian and Western blocs' and 50 per cent of PCB's budget comes from ICC funding.
The 51-year-old, on his YouTube channel, said that he was overwhelmed to see the outpouring of support from people but asserted that he didn't suffer a heart attack.
New PCB chief Ramiz raja, like any other previous Chairman of the board, is expected to announce his new management very soon.
The PCB has now offered COVID-19 relief for PSL 5 and 6 to all the franchises along with an increased share from the CPR for PSL 7-20.
After the cancellation of two tours, PCB had approached a few Boards to arrange an international series at home before the T20 World Cup but now it has decided to organise a domestic event.
Christian Turner, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, said the ECB decided on its own to cancel the T20 tour next month and he shared the "deep sadness" of Pakistani fans.
The England and Wales Cricket Board withdrew its men's and women's teams from a tour of Pakistan for a limited-overs series next month, citing increased concerns about travelling to the region.
ECB arrived at the decision to withdraw after deliberating over the weekend, pulling out of what would have been the country's first tour of Pakistan since 2005.
Though both the boards showed strong willingness, given prior commitments of the players and little time in hand for the boards to send teams, no series could be planned, PCB said.
The Black Caps called off their first Pakistan series in 18 years with the New Zealand government's backing on Friday just before the first one-day international was due to start in Rawalpindi.
New Zealand earlier cancelled the tour just before the start of the first ODI here, citing a security threat that the host board insisted did not exist.
England are scheduled to travel to Rawalpindi in October for two Twenty20 Internationals, in what will be their first visit to Pakistan since 2005.