The much expected Indo-Pak Cricket series in December may face problems receiving off the ground as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is resolute to get a part of the incomes made from the matches. A PCB authorized said that the board would shortly take up the matter of revenue sharing with BCCI (Board Of Control For Cricket In India) when discussions are held to effort out modalities for the series planned in India. It will be the first bilateral series between both countries since 2007 when Pakistan toured India.
“The condition is that if the BCCI does not approve to a income distribution plan we finish up losers and increase nil financially from this series,” the official said. He said till, now the BCCI had not agreed any promise to even visit Pakistan or play a Pakistan series at any neutral venue.
“It is a optimistic thing they have asked us but unless there is some revenue sharing plan agreed upon we gain nil from the series,” he said.
The authorized pointed out that India are so far to pay Pakistan for a earlier cancelled tour. “We want to gain something economically from the series or become a firm and written promise from India to play us in a ‘home series’ at a neutral location of our choice,” he said.
“They didn’t come as the Mumbai case had occurred but after that also they have not replied to our offers of giving us matches at neutral locations so that we can earn some of our losses from that 2009 tour,” the official said.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials on Monday said they had asked Pakistan for a series coming this year, in a further mark of improving relations between the neighbors. If accepted by the two governments, the series would comprise three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games in December-January.