In the BCCI vs PCB clash, it’s the former who is the loser. Cash-strapped Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had a logistical nightmare…
In the BCCI vs PCB clash, it’s the former who is the loser. Cash-strapped Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had a logistical nightmare as India refused to travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023. After a lot of back and forth, Asian Cricket Council (ACC) only granted four matches to Pakistan while Sri Lanka conducted the rest of the games. With the losses incurred apart from additional expenses of travelling, PCB has demanded compensation from the ACC.
Even though Pakistan were the original hosts, BCCI’s refusal meant, PCB had to agree on a hybrid model. And as the original host, PCB had to pay Sri Lanka $2,069,885, 75% of that amount was paid in advance. While it is not clear how much the PCB is demanding from the ACC, the amount is likely to include Sri Lanka’s hosting cost as well as cost for travelling to Sri Lanka for Pakistan Cricket Team.
With Pakistan Cricket Board already cash-strapped, they had to shell out $281,700 in advance for chartered flight to Sri Lanka for Pakistani players.
After playing the inaugural match in Multan, Pakistani players had to travel to Sri Lanka and then return home before travelling back to the island nation again. With that, PCB incurred additional expenses.
The total estimated cost of Asia Cup 2023, as per Cricket Pakistan is around $40 million. However, it’s unclear, how much is Pakistan Cricket Board demanding.
PCB’s management committee will meet again this week to decide on the compensation amount. However, PCB and ACC could be at loggerheads over additional expenses for Multan. Lahore was the host for four Asia Cup 2023 matches but PCB included Multan as well.