Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) paid Zimbabwe for a tour in Pakistan

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  1. anupamsurey

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    Pakistan Cricket chief Shahryar Khan on Tuesday confirmed that a deal was struck with Zimbabwe but rubbished claims that the African side was ‘bribed’ into touring Pakistan.

    Zimbabwe became the first Full Member team to tour Pakistan after the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan squad in 2009, but there were widespread rumours that the African players were payed $12,500 each to be convinced to make the visit. The news first emerged when the team ignored the advice of the Zimbabwe government's Sports and Recreation Committee (SRC) against touring violence-hit Pakistan.

    The individual payments, according to ESPNCricinfo, were part of the US$500,000 the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is understood to have paid the Zimbabwe board before the tour and though the PCB remained mum on the issue hitherto, Khan admitted that a deal was in fact struck.

    “It was just a one-off deal. It does not mean that we will be paying every team which tours Pakistan,” Khan said in an interview with [cricket.com.au][1].

    “The Zimbabwe series was an exception. We are very thankful to Zimbabwe for visiting Pakistan.

    “Now we will visit them in August which will be our return tour. The next series will be on bilateral terms. The team we will host will host us in return. It is as simple as that.”

    The PCB chairman said it was time to look at the positives from the series and build upon the confidence that the Zimbabwe visit must have given to the international cricketing fraternity.

    All the matches were played in front of a full house crowd. The sale of tickets was 100 per cent and we generated good revenue as well.

    “The Zimbabwe players told us they had not received such a rousing welcome anywhere before.”

    “The series was played in good environment and has shrugged off security fears.

    “The series will also help us in staging Pakistan Super League in future.”

    Khan confirmed his board was now in talks with Sri Lanka over a possible tour and it seemed ‘very likely’ judging by the statements of Sri Lanka cricket chief Sidath Wettimuny, who was invited by the PCB as a special guest during the Zimbabwe series.

    “He was quite impressed to see the security arrangements, crowd and enthusiasm We are hopeful that Sri Lanka will tour Pakistan but there isn't any definite decision yet.”

    This is hilarious, Pakistan Paid and begged the Zimbabwe cricket team to come aand play in Pakistan, this is the ultimate panoramic picture of Pakistan Cricket, they security scenario in Pakistan and the fall of Pakistan in international community. I am sure Zimbabwe considered this offer twice before agreeing, as Zimbabwe is already in financial crunch.

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    saudi aid going to cricket. gazi paki :):):):cool3::cool3:army will be very angry
     
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    Including Talibani Brothers, they have already placed a sort of fatwa on cricket.
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    “It was just a one-off deal. It does not mean that we will be paying every team which tours Pakistan,” Khan said in an interview with [cricket.com.au][1]. -- means they will be paying. alright.

    although i don't follow cricket, but geo-politics make the game interesting, esp. in the context of the game being played on the land of the pure peacefuls.

    weren't the IPL sponsors paying Zimbabwe players/board handsomely (assuming IPL teams had Zimbabwe players), that they had to put their players' lives at stake?!
     
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    Pakistan's Hockey Board is in coma due to lack of funds and their Cricket board is paying other countries to play in pakistan. Seems Baki beggars have accumulated enough money given by their masters. They must convince/pay Sri Lankans to play in Pak too.
    Our govt must interfere if BCCI tries to resume bilateral cricket ties with Bakistan.
     
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    Cricket in Pakistan generates a lot of revenue, at least for the honchos. It starts from those that run the venues, to those that have the broadcast rights, or rights to sell broadcast rights. They probably saw that even after paying Zimbabwe, they will make an overall profit, then I see this as a pure business deal.
     
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    Not sure how many knows but Zimbabwe team was under attack in the recent series for sure by suicide bomber but somehow it was avoided and the news was pushed under carpet by Pakis naming it as "power transformer blast" to avoid HUGE embarrassment. :lol:

    Look below... seems like Zimbabwe is so desperate that they risk their life for some $$$

    Suicide bombing near Gaddafi stadium(2 killed) during Zimbabwe-Pakistan ODI, PCB denies it

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