The Pakistan Cricket Board has assured its Sri Lankan counterparts that it had no hesitation touring the nation for a two-Test collection in late July-August, regardless of the continued unrest within the island nation.
“We are always ready to support Sri Lanka Cricket even in difficult times and we have no issues touring the country for the test series,” a PCB official mentioned.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is dealing with issues as a result of present unsure political and financial state of affairs prevailing within the nation with each day violent protests on the streets in opposition to the federal government.
Cricket Australia which is to ship its group to Sri Lanka earlier than Pakistan has mentioned it’s monitoring the state of affairs and can take a ultimate determination primarily based on it.
But the PCB official mentioned that it was the decision of the Sri Lankan cricket and Pakistan would simply observe their path.
Sri Lanka is dealing with its worst financial disaster with solely 12 hours of electrical energy being supplied to the locals who’re dealing with extreme gasoline scarcity.
“We have a very strong relationship with the Sri Lankan Board, the two countries have always supported each other in difficult situations,” the official mentioned.
He added that Pakistan wouldn’t refuse to play the collection in July and August.
“Whatever decision the SLC deems best we will accept it playing in Sri Lanka or even at a neutral venue,” he mentioned.
Pakistan was additionally resulting from play three ODIs on the tour however the SLC requested the PCB to drop the white ball matches as they wished to begin their Lanka Premier League earlier by per week.
PCB earns bumper income organising PSL-7
The Pakistan Cricket Board has ended up with bumper income of two.3 billion PKR from organising the seventh version of the Pakistan Super League in January-February this yr.
An official spokesman of the PCB confirmed that the board had earned a internet revenue of roughly 2.3 billion Pakistani Rupees from the PSL.
“Let me be clear that this is the net profit of the PCB and the profit of the six franchises which took part in the PSL is separate,” he mentioned.
Asked to offer out an approximate determine of the income which will probably be distributed from the central pool to the six groups, he mentioned these couldn’t be disclosed resulting from confidentiality clauses.
“We have declared our profit from the PSL as it is our profit but we can’t disclose the profits that will be given to the franchises,” he mentioned.
This, maybe, is the best revenue earned by the PCB from the organisation of the PSL because it was launched in 2016.
Generally the PCB shares a 5-95 revenue sharing method with the franchises from the cash earned from broadcasting, title sponsorship, gate cash and different rights.
The official admitted that as a result of COVID-19 pandemic disturbing the PSL 5 and 6 editions, the board needed to distribute compensation quantity of 1 billion rupees to the franchises to make up for his or her working losses.
The official mentioned that resulting from a worthwhile season the reserve funds of the board had additionally jumped from 12 billion to fifteen billion rupees this fiscal yr.
“Given the fact that because of the COVID pandemic since 2020 many cricket boards have suffered losses of revenues and faced desperate times the PCB has not only managed to stay secure but even made profits from the PSL.” He additionally mentioned that a minimum of 5 of the six franchises within the PSL 7 would make income this yr.