PCB suggests compensation plan

23 Apr 2008

By: Sport Industry Group

The Pakistan Cricket Board has proposed to stage a one-day international in England as compensation for the lost revenue from the disbanded Oval Test between the two nations this summer.

The ECB had demanded a compensation payment of £800,000 from the PCB after Pakistan refused to take any further part in the Test following accusations of ball-tampering by umpires Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove.

In confirming the discussions, a PCB official stated: ‘We have told the ECB that we are willing to play a one-dayer next summer in England and revenues earned from that game after deducting expenses can be taken as compensation.’

Should the ECB accept the proposal, the match would likely take place next July as Pakistan are scheduled to be in England to play a Prince's Trust match against India on 12 July.

The ECB has not totally dismissed the proposal but is known to have reservations about adding another match to the already crowded playing schedule.