BCB to pay PCB
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon has said that the BCB has agreed to pay a certain amount of compensation to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for having cancelled their tour of Pakistan in 2012.
A case was filed against Bangladesh's tour of Pakistan in April 2012; because of which the tour, which would have witnessed the teams face-off in one ODI and a T20I, was cancelled.
Pakistan, who are scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh for a full tour this month, had earlier asked the BCB to share 50 percent the revenue generated from the tour. Papon, however, told reporters that the BCB did not agree to that condition and instead decided to compensate for the tour of 2012.
“They wanted 50 percent of the match fee. We didn't agree to that. During each meeting, they keep telling me about the losses that they have had to suffer due to the series in 2012, when we decided to not send the national team.
“The ICC has a rating for compensation with regards to this issue. It states the amount of money a board has to provide if a tour is cancelled this way. So we have decided to pay them according to those ratings,” said Papon, outside his Gulshan residence yesterday.
“I told them [PCB representatives] that I did not want to know what their previous board had said and that I cannot hear these references in every meeting. I want to resolve it. And then I asked them how much money they wanted. I asked them to take the compensation and finish the issue,” the president added.
The BCB president also indicated that the ICC had expressed their concerns with regards to the security issue of the umpires that will be coming to Bangladesh to host bilateral series'.
“The PCB unofficially told us that the umpires in Pakistan are concerned since effigies of Aleem Dar were burnt here following the quarterfinal. The ICC expressed their concern as well, which is natural. However, I am hopeful that nothing bad will happen. I am sure that the scenario of cricket here will remain the same,” explained Papon.
Papon also revealed that ICC chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan had called him to tell him that the BCB needed to nominate a representative for the post of the ICC's president, following the resignation of AHM Mustafa Kamal.
As per the scheduled revealed by the BCB, Pakistan are expected to play their first ODI on April 17. They are expected to play all the three ODIs and the T20I in Dhaka and then travel to Khulna to play the First Test. The second and final Test is expected to take place in Dhaka.