PCB wants ICC to add a clause in document

Updated: 27 August 2009 15:49 IST

Pakistan Cricket Board is still insisting on the inclusion of a special clause in the final settlement document with the International Cricket Council.

PCB wants ICC to add a clause in document

Karachi:

Pakistan Cricket Board is still insisting on the inclusion of a special clause in the final settlement document with the International Cricket Council that gives it some hope of hosting some of the 2011 World Cup matches at home.

Reliable sources in the board, who are aware of the meeting that took place on Thursday between the PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt and ICC President David Morgan, said that Butt had pushed for the inclusion of the special clause.

"Pakistan wants a clause inserted in the settlement document that if the security situation improves in Pakistan, some of the World Cup matches be played in Pakistan subject to teams' acceptance," one source said.

The source said the ICC President David Morgan was not keen to have the clause as he feels in the final settlement agreement Pakistan is being adequately compensated for the loss of its share of World Cup matches.

The PCB and ICC today said after the meeting that the final agreement document would be signed later in the day but the sources said the issue over the clause could delay the signing.

The Governing council of the PCB had told Butt to have the clause inserted in the final settlement with the ICC as the security situation was improving in Pakistan and could be much better by next year.

The council also asked Butt to convince the ICC to send its security delegation to Pakistan early next year for a final review of the security conditions.

The PCB agreed on Thursday to withdraw legal proceedings against the ICC over the shifting of the World Cup matches and Chairman Ejaz Butt told a press conference he was satisfied with the outcome of the negotiations with the ICC.

Sources said the ICC had agreed to pay Pakistan USD 10.5 million dollars as hosting fees for the loss of 14 matches and another additional USD 10 million dollars as adequate compensation for loss of matches.

The compensation amount covers the revenues Pakistan expected to generate from sale of tickets and hospitality boxes if it had held the matches at home.



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