No bilateral series against India costs Pakistan Cricket Board USD 1.6 million

The PCB's four year contract with Ten sports ended in June this year and in the four year cycle there was no series with India even though under the ICC's Future Tours Programme (FTP), the PCB and Ten Sports had an agreement for a home series against India in Pakistan or at a neutral venue.

updated: September 07, 2013 20:25 IST
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Karachi: India's refusal to play a bilateral series has incurred the Pakistan Cricket Board a loss of atleast USD 1.6 million.

According to the budgetary documents, the PCB has to repay an amount of USD 1.6 million to the Dubai-based broadcaster, Taj Entertainment Network since there was no bilateral series with India in their last agreement.

"India has not agreed to tour Pakistan or even play against us at a neutral venue since the Mumbai attacks and this is costing the PCB big revenues," a PCB official said.

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