Champions Trophy: PCB rubbishes compensation talk

Published: Friday, July 11, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rubbished reports that it is mulling compensation from the ICC if the Champions Trophy is relocated to another country.

''At this point of time we have not even thought about seeking any compensation if the tournament is shifted to Sri Lanka or South Africa,'' PCB chief operating officer Shafqat Naghmi was quoted as saying by the local media.

''The ICC has also not given us any indication that the situation has changed since they announced we would host the event on schedule.''

''The bomb blasts that took place in Islamabad and Karachi were unfortunate but the ICC has since then not spoken to us on this issue. And our stand has also not changed,'' he added.

Earlier, media reports had claimed that Pakistan would seek a $3 million hosting fees compensation from the ICC, if the prestigious biennial tournament was shifted from the country.

Stating that ICC officers were constantly monitoring the situation Naghmi said,''We are hopeful that their security process for the Champions Trophy will allay any fears any participating team might have of playing in Pakistan."

''The board is extending full cooperation to the ICC security consultants.'' He said the board was working overtime to ensure that the construction and renovation work at the stadiums in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore, where the trophy matches are to be held, are completed on time.


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