Butt to meet ICC to revive international cricket in Pak

Updated: 03 December 2009 18:16 IST

PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt will meet members of the ICC Special Task Force in the weekend to discuss how to resume international cricket in the country.

Butt to meet ICC to revive international cricket in Pak

Karachi:

PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt will meet members of the ICC Special Task Force on Pakistan in Dubai in the weekend to discuss how to resume international cricket in the country.

The ICC formed the special task force earlier this year after it was forced to move the Champions Trophy and 2011 World Cup matches from Pakistan due to security reasons.

"The meeting is important given the fact that there is no sign of any resumption of international cricket activities in Pakistan in the near future which is causing losses to the board," a PCB official said.

The ICC special task force headed by England and Wales Cricket Board chief Giles Clarke has not been able to visit Pakistan this year due to security conditions in the country.

A PCB official said the board was expecting some positive developments from the meeting. For the time being the PCB has been forced to shift its home series to neutral venues Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Sources said Butt would also take up issue of Pakistan getting additional revenues besides hosting fees of $10.5 million it would get for the 14 2011 World Cup matches that have been shifted to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

"Pakistan is to get additional revenues close to $8 million from ICC as expected revenues that would be generated from sale of tickets, hospitality boxes and other avenues in these 14 matches that were to be held in Pakistan," one source added.

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