Thatscricket- Cricket News - India's refusal to cost us 2.4 cr: PCB
Published: Wednesday, January 3, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
'India say no to Pak even in Malaysia'
Islamabad: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday claimed to have suffered financial losses to the tune of Rs 2.4 crore because of India's refusal to play in the triangular One-day series in Kuala Lumpur. PCB have now threatened to take up the issue before the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC is slated to meet in Melbourne next month and PCB will point out that India's refusal to play is against International body's much touted 10-year calendar.The tournament was to be held from January 28 to February 9. Host Malaysia was to be third team. The Tournament was cancelled as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) pulled out from the seriesPCB were to get $ 400,000 as guarantee money for taking part in the series. The Pakistan Board have already suffered a loss of $ 15 million because of Indian government's refusal to allow its team to tour Pakistan for scheduled three Tests and five One-day Internationals series. PCB said Pakistan had agreed to play in Kuala Lumpur because it would have helped in promoting the game and also provided the team much needed practice before the New Zealand tour. According to PCB, the initiative to host triangular series in Kuala Lumpur was taken by the Malaysian Cricket Board after the Indian government denied its team to tour Pakistan. The PCB claimed the series did not clash with the two country's commitments. The Australians are due in India during the second week of next month, while Pakistan team will leave for New Zealand on Feb 12.UNI