Home > News >

PCB hopes for home series against India in August

PCB hopes for home series against India in August

Pakistan won the three-match One-Day International series against India in India © PTI

Karachi: Feb 15, 2013

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is pinning its hopes on the BCCI agreeing on play Pakistan, at least at a neutral venue, in August this year in order to boost its financial position.

“In the future tours program India is supposed to tour Pakistan in August. We are hoping that even if they don’t tour [the country] for security reasons, they should at least play us at a neutral venue because we badly need revenues from this ‘home’ series,” a source in the board told PTI.

He pointed out that when former Chairman Ijaz Butt left in 2011 there was about 4.2 billion rupees in the PCB coffers.

“This was mainly due to an amount of USD 15 million that we received as our hosting and compensation fees from the ICC for the 2011 World Cup,” the source said.

He, however added that since then while expenses of the PCB had increased, revenues had dried up particularly since international teams stopped touring Pakistan.

“Recently the board has received USD 3 million [approximately 30 crore rupees] as its share of the last ICC T20 World Cup. But the expenses are increasing everyday. The board now has to issue fresh central contracts to the players for 2013,” he said.

The source said that expenses had increased because the board spent a lot of money supporting the regional teams in domestic cricket.

“Lot of expenses is involved in supporting the regional teams. One example is that each player in a regional team now earns around 18,000 from a match as his fees and daily allowances.”

He said administrative expenses, which included central contracts of players, their fees and other benefits, payment to support staff, accounted for a major chunk of the annual expenses of the PCB.

“From the recent Indian tour each player earned approximately 2.5 million to 3 million rupees as match fees, bonuses and awards.

“The board also has to now look towards hosting three series starting with India in August, South Africa in October-November and Sri Lanka in December-January and in all likelihood we will have to play these series at neutral venues. In India’s case if they don’t agree to play at a neutral venue, the only option left is to tour India that is if we get to keep the revenues from the series,” he said.

The source explained that when the board hosted teams at neutral venues like UAE, its projected earnings were slashed by 30 to 40 per cent because obviously earnings from ground rights and other sponsorships were higher if the series was held in Pakistan.

“That is why the board is now hoping that BCCI will understand the financial position of the PCB and respond positively to play our ‘home’ series in August. As it is we lost a lot of money when India refused to tour Pakistan in early 2009 after the Mumbai terror attacks,” the source said.

He pointed out this was one reason why the PCB had agreed to play the recent one-day series in India without any monetary benefits so that the BCCI responded positively for the August series.

The source conceded that hiring of consultants and other expenses for the planned Super League T20 tournament, which has now been postponed, had also added to PCB’s expenses.

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Highlights of Phil Hughes' double ton

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: Long live the King

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: The last great pace bowling all-rounder

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 4 at Southampton: Hosts in command

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: It will be difficult for India to save the match, says Shikhar Dhawan

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: England are desperate to win, says Joe Root

James Anderson in fresh controversy during India-England 3rd Test at Southampton?

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: Defeat stares as Indians continue to find ways of getting out

Alex Doolan looking forward to first Indian tour

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: India’s lacklustre performance, Moeen Ali’s rise as a spinner and other highlights of play on Day 4

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: A symbol of genius encompassing almost two decades

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: Long live the King

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: How the legend began

Jacques Kallis retires from international cricket: The last great pace bowling all-rounder

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: England are desperate to win, says Joe Root

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

Ajay Devgn gets 2500 cops shirtless in Singham Returns!

India vs England 2014, Day 4 of 3rd Test at Southampton: It will be difficult for India to save the match, says Shikhar Dhawan

Do Xiaomi smartphones covertly spy on its users?

Motorola Moto G gets Rs 2,000 off on Flipkart

Will Nawazuddin Siddiqui throw a success bash for Salman Khan’s Kick?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here