October 18, 2020 10:42:31 pm
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asserted that it is not paying any extra money to the Zimbabwe group to tour the nation for the upcoming ODI and T20 collection.
Zimbabwe are scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20s in Rawalpindi and Lahore between October 30 and November 10.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated in 2015 and thereafter the PCB had to pay money to Zimbabwe, a World eleven and the West Indies players to compete in Pakistan nevertheless it was not the case this time.
“We believe that was the right move then and was done to build confidence in the visiting players, the cricket boards and to help revive cricket in Pakistan. However, the PCB has moved on very quickly from this,” he stated.
“The need to entice international players to Pakistan by offering handsome financial rewards is now firmly behind us. Instead, the PCB will invest these valuable funds into our women’s cricket, upgrading our infrastructure, improving domestic and international player contracts and developing world-class coach education programmes,” Khan added.
Apparently the PCB which was then run by Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi paid USD 12,500 to every Zimbabwe participant in 2015, whereas every member of the World XI acquired up to USD 100,000 in 2017.
The PCB additionally paid the West Indies aspect in extra of USD 250,000 in 2018 to play three T20Is in Karachi.
In addition, the ICC paid an impartial safety agency USD 1.2million over three years as a part of its contribution for the resumption of cricket in Pakistan.
Khan stated the largest progress was that now Test cricket had lastly returned to Pakistan with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh taking part in five-day matches final season. Additionally, an MCC group toured Lahore final 12 months after 48 years.
The PCB additionally hosted all the fifth version of the Pakistan Super League within the nation, this 12 months.
Khan stated the choice by Cricket South Africa to ship a delegation to Pakistan subsequent month for inspection and evaluation for a deliberate go to in January and talks with the English Cricket Board to ship their group to play three T20 matches in January subsequent 12 months had been constructive developments for Pakistan cricket.
“The England and Wales Cricket Board’s positive intent for visiting Pakistan for a short three T20I series in January 2021 is a clear indicator that after the 2019-2020 season, international teams can feel very confident coming to Pakistan, fully aware that our safety and security provisions are robust and our hospitality remains second to none,” the PCB CEO stated.
“We have scheduled home series against Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and England in the next two years. These series will surely provide the cricket fans and followers plenty of quality cricket, thrill and excitement, which will be extremely pleasing and satisfying for us,” he stated. PTI Corr