ECB offers to host Pakistan-Australia Test series

March 27th, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by admin  


Lahore, March 27 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has come forward to host the postponed Australia-Pakistan Test series. If the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) accepts the offer to play Australia in England in July, two of the three Test matches would be held in London and one in another city.

The Dawn reported that the ECB had verbally offered $10 million to the PCB for each Test match.

The PCB earlier ruled out the chances of holding the series at any neutral venue. Now board chairman Nasim Ashraf has informed members of the governing board about the offer. The members have asked him to wait till he receives a written offer from the ECB, which is expected anytime soon.

The ECB’s helping hand can assist the Pakistan board in recovering huge losses, which were incurred due to the late withdrawal of Australia from the March-April tour over security reasons.

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