PCB inks deal with Dubai Sports CitySeptember 24th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 24 (IANS) With teams refusing to tour strife-torn Pakistan, the country’s cricket board has signed a three-year deal with Dubai Sports City to play various tournaments in the UAE capital.”Under the recently signed contract, the Pakistan team will play different events at the offshore venue for three years after completion of Dubai Cricket Stadium next year,” Shafqat Nagmi, chief operating officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), told reporters at the Gadaffi Stadium.
He said the stadium is likely to be completed in February 2009, after which a tri-nation tournament involving Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be played there two months later.
Nagmi said the next two years’ programme in Dubai also includes Twenty20 tournaments.
“It is a lucrative contract which will help in overcoming the loss after postponement of the Champions Trophy. Through this deal, we will be generating enough funds besides having a definite programme for our team’s participation in international cricket,” Nagmi added.