PCB yet to settle accounts of ticket sales

Published: Thursday, June 10, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Islamabad:The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still waiting to reconcile the sale of tickets for the recent cricket home series against India as two of its officials have yet to submit details of tickets, valued at approximately 6.5 million rupees, taken by them.

Although PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had announced few days ago that the accounts of the India series were nearly complete and would be made public soon, sources in the Board have another story to tell.

While the reconcilement process has shown zero liabilities against the names of Shaharyar Khan and chief executive Rameez Raja, there was an outstanding amount of Rs 6.5 million remaining against these two officials, sources were quoted as saying in local daily The News.

"One official has to give accounts for tickets worth Rs 9,00,000 and the other one for tickets valued at Rs 5.6 million. Both have to reconcile what they did with the tickets worth 6.5 million that they took," they said.

The PCB has announced that it netted revenues worth over eight million from sale of tickets from the five-match One-day and three Test series against India, with majority of the tickets being sold for the Limited Overs matches.

However, despite the huge revenues earned from sale of tickets, the reconcilement process is held up because PCB officials had taken away tickets worth 18 million from the company responsible for printing and sale of tickets.

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