Pakistan cricket Board demands compensation from BCCI
July 26, 2012 | Cricket
The former Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ijaz Butt has welcomed the planned revival of bilateral ties with India but insisted that Pakistan must ask the BCCI to compensate it financially for the cancelled series of 2009.
“It is a good thing that finally the Board of Control for Cricket in India has invited Pakistan to play a short series this year in India.
But my concern is, the PCB needs to gain something more out of the series than the resumption of ties,” said Butt.
The PCB has already accepted the invitation from the BCCI to tour India in December to play three-match ODI series and two Twenty20 matches.
It would be the first bilateral series between the two countries after India suspended cricketing ties with Pakistan following the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008 and cancelled a full Test tour to the neighbouring country in early 2009.
The suspension of ties and cancellation of tour took place during the tenure of Butt.
Butt, who was replaced by Zaka Ashraf last October, said during his tenure he had held meetings with the BCCI President, N Srinivasan in the presence of former ICC chief, Sharad Pawar and put forth a formula for revival of the ties.