The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken close to 60 percent of the appearance money earned by the Lahore Lions team during the recently concluded Champions League T20 in India paying Muhammad Hafeez and Co only USD 100,000 out of the USD 500,000 for their hardwork.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that its anti-corruption unit was monitoring every match of the ongoing National T20 Championship after former Test batsman Basit Ali alleged that a game was fixed.
Members of the Sialkot Stallions team that went to South Africa late last year to play in the Champions League Twenty20, remain unhappy with the share given to them from the appearance fee of USD 500,000 by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Auckland dished out a disciplined all-round performance to notch up a comfortable six-wicket victory over Sialkot Stallions in the qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament on Tuesday.
Hailing the decision of the Champions League organising committee, which includes BCCI, to invite Pakistan`s Sialkot Stallions in the qualifying stage of the tournament, PCB CEO Subhan Ahmed said this could be the first step towards the revival of bilateral ties with India.
The Sialkot Stallions` participation in this year`s Champions League T20 will "set the ball rolling" for the resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan, feels former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said the invitation sent to Sialkot Stallions to play in October`s Champions League Twenty20 tournament is the first step forward for reviving of cricketing ties between the two neighbouring countries.
The Governing Council of the Champions League Twenty20 is learnt to have approved the participation of Pakistan`s domestic T20 champions Sialkot Stallions in this year`s event to be held in October at different venues in India.