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Thursday, September 10, 2009

PCB Keen to Restore Bilateral Ties with BCCI Looking for Financial Gain

You know that in cricket money is mainly in India because of its huge fan base in the country. A home series with India is always lucrative for the organizers as well as the TV broadcasters. Other cricket boards get huge sum of money from TV Channels on the basis of the number of bilateral home series against India. The same thing goes to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) too.

However, PCB fell in trouble when Indian cricket board did not allow Indian team to go on a pre-scheduled test tour to Pakistan in January 2009 in the wake of Mumbai terror attack, leaving PCB to face a loss worth USD 25-30 million.

An unnamed PCB official recently said that PCB is trying to revive the bilateral cricket ties with BCCI in an attempt to strengthen its financial condition too. PCB is even also interested to organize a short series between India and Pakistan in a neutral venue. You know that no international cricket took palace in Pakistan since last March’s Lahore terror attack on Sri Lankan team bus, and thus, Pakistan losing the rights to host world cup matches in 2011. It was also revealed that PCB had talked to a BCCI official regarding a possible revival of bilateral cricket relationship between the two neighboring countries in South Asia and the participation of Pakistani cricketers in next year’s IPL.

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