Mumbai terror attack cost BCCI Rs 120 crore

Published: Saturday, January 3, 2009, 11:33 [IST]
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India to lose Rs 120 crore for scrapping Pak tour

New Delhi: BCCI could lose up to Rs 120 crore in revenue following the scrapping of this month's tour of Pakistan. The much trumpeted tour was cancelled due to the due to the November 26 terror attack on Mumbai.

"We will know the exact figure after the finance committee meeting, but it should be roughly around Rs 120 crores," a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official told the Hindustan Times.

Government of India refused permission for the cricket team to tour Pakistan due to strained bilateral ties after blaming terrorists based in that country for the attacks which killed 179 people.

India had been scheduled to play three tests, five one-dayers and a Twenty20 international during that tour. The Pakistan board had said they could lose up to $20 million in revenue.

Security concerns following the siege forced the last two games of a home one-day series against England to be scrapped and the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League, with $6 million in prize money, was also postponed.


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