PCB approaches ECB for hosting cricket matches in UAE

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has approached the Emirates Cricket Board for hosting its home series in the UAE, ECB Chief Executive Officer Dilawar Mani has said.

The PCB has chosen the UAE as the venue for hosting the series after the Sri Lanka Cricket refused to play series in Pakistan over security concerns.

"I can confirm that the PCB has once again contacted us for the business plan to host their series we will reply in the next two weeks. The PCB wants to deal with us on a series-by-series basis and, at times, last minute. This is not normal and leads to them making financial losses. You can`t come up with a good sponsor on a very short notice. I urge them to come up with the correct strategy and plan the series well in advance so that it helps them," The Express Tribune quoted Mani, as saying.

Mani said the PCB has requested them to prepare costing for the series against Sri Lanka and England and that he had advised the board to make appropriate financial plan to avoid losses, as the UAE is slated to be an expensive venue.

Bureau Report