PCB set to earn whopping four million dollars from UAE series

April 10th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Apr.10 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expecting to earn a massive four million dollars from the UAE one day international series against Australia.

The board, which is facing a grim financial situation due to a series of tour cancellations, is expecting the forthcoming series to improve its bank account figures, as it has sold the title sponsorship rights to a Dubai builder for 440,000 dollars while co-sponsorship rights have been sold 225,000 dollars to a bank and 160,000 dollars to a cellular company.

“The board should earn 5 million dollars from the television and sponsorship rights of the series out of which 1 million dollars would be spent on all expenses incurred on hosting the series at these neutral venues,” The Daily Times quoted a PCB official, as saying.

He informed that the PCB is also spending a huge sum on the security arrangements for the series which will be played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The board has also arranged private security guards for the April 22-May 7 series. (ANI)

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