Pak to get nice slice of WC money

Sources in the PCB have confirmed that the International Cricket Council and the three host nations of the World Cup — India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — have assured Pakistan it would get its share of hosting fees, sponsorship and ticket revenue earnings from the matches it was supposed to host.

Pakistan was given 14 matches including a semifinal but after militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore last year, the ICC shifted the games to other three host countries.
“But despite the disappointment of not being part of the World Cup as hosts, Pakistan has been reassured it would get the hosting fees of the 14 matches plus part of the sponsorship and ticket sale revenues earned from these matches wherever they are hosted,” one source said.

He said, in the recent executive board meeting, the new President of the ICC Sharad Pawar had assured PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt that Pakistan would benefit financially from the World Cup.

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