BCB to compensate PCB for postponing tours

Dhaka, April 4: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will compensate its Pakistani counterpart for postponing two tours in 2012.

BCB president zmul Hassan said that they want to end the matter by paying Pakistan their due for missing the two tours, adding that the amount could range between $100,000 and $300,000.

The announcement comes after a three-month impasse between the two boards after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set conditions for their upcoming tour to Bangladesh. “We have no more conditions with them. They first demanded 50 percent revenue and then said this is their home series. I told them this is our home series. They kept repeating that we didn’t tour Pakistan. I replied that I don’t like listening to this in every meeting,” Hassan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Since the start of the year, the two boards have made claims and counter-claims on whether the tour is a home series for Pakistan or Bangladesh. The Pakistan government had cleared the tour in March.

“ICC has a rule for teams that don’t tour a country after agreeing to it. I asked them to let us know how much we are supposed to pay for that tour. It could be between $100,000 to $300,000,” Hassan said. “Whether they use it for plane fare or not, is their concern. We will make the one-time payment for missing that tour.” IANS

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