Pakistan and Sri Lankan cricket boards clashed over the expenses of Asia Cup 2023, know the whole matter - Newztezz Online


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Pakistan and Sri Lankan cricket boards clashed over the expenses of Asia Cup 2023, know the whole matter

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) have clashed with each other over the expenses incurred due to the hybrid model of Asia Cup 2023. Due to shifting of this tournament held last year, additional expenditure of three to four million dollars i.e. approximately Rs 25 to 33 crores was incurred. Now there is a war going on between PCB and Sri Lanka Cricket Board to cover this expense.

During the Asian Cricket Council meeting held in Bali last week, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board had made it clear that it would not bear the expense as there was no additional income from organizing the tournament and it was not the official host of the tournament. . One reason for the increase in the expenses of organizing this tournament was former PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf, who had organized the first match in Multan instead of Lahore.

In this case, while SLC has refused to bear the expenses, on the other hand the Pakistan Cricket Board is pressurizing ACC to pay the additional expenses. This is because ACC had taken the decision to withdraw the hosting rights from Pakistan and organize it in another country.

Giving information about this entire matter, a source said that ACC chief Jay Shah had decided to shift the entire tournament to Sri Lanka but the PCB wanted to host four matches in its country.

The source further said that Jay Shah explained to PCB acting Chairman Khawar Shah and CEO Salman Naseer that as Pakistan remained the host of the tournament and used Sri Lanka's venue and facilities, the outstanding money of SLC should be paid by the PCB.

SLC president Shami Silva expressed concern to the ACC stating that the PCB has still not paid the bills for hotel stay and chartered flights. On this, Jay Shah has advised Silva to deal directly with the PCB. PCB CEO Salman Naseer has assured Sri Lanka Board Chairman Shami Silva that some bills related to hotel stay and venue rent are in the process of verification and will be cleared by the PCB soon.

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