LAHORE: Simply three days earlier than the Zimbabwe cricket staff is scheduled to the touch down in Islamabad for a 3 ODI and three T20I sequence, the Pakistan Cricket Board reiterated it has not paid any more money to the guests to undertake the FTP tour as was the case with them in 2015.
“The PCB paid Zimbabwe, a World XI and West Indies gamers between 2015 and 2018 to to tour Pakistan. We imagine that was the suitable transfer then and was accomplished to construct confidence within the visiting gamers, the cricket boards and to assist revive cricket in Pakistan.
“However, the PCB has moved on very quickly from this. It is now focusing on building, developing and strengthening trust, confidence and credibility in the eyes of the cricketing world,” PCB Chief Govt Officer Wasim Khan informed the Related Press of Pakistan in an unique interview right here on Saturday..
“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,” stated Wasim, a former first-class cricketer and a Warwick Enterprise Faculty graduate.
The PCB reportedly paid USD12,500 to every Zimbabwe participant in 2015, whereas every member of the World XI acquired as much as USD100,000 in 2017. The PCB additionally paid the West Indies facet in extra of USD250,000 in 2018 to play three T20Is in Karachi. As well as, the ICC paid an impartial safety agency US$1.2million over three years as a part of its contribution for the resumption of cricket in Pakistan.
However in the course of the present PCB regime, Check cricket returned to Pakistan after 10 years with the visits of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively whereas moreover, an MCC staff toured Lahore final yr after 48 years.
Moreover, the internet hosting of 30 matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 at 4 Pakistan venues which featured 37 international gamers additional consolidated the truth that Pakistan is as secure and as safe as anywhere on the earth.
“The England and Wales Cricket Board’s positive intent of visiting Pakistan for a short three T20I series in January 2021 is a clear indictor 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,” stated Wasim.
“We have 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,” concluded the 49-year-old CEO Wasim.
Printed in Daybreak, October 18th, 2020