According to some of the recent reports, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be going to spend as many as USD 3 million for hosting the World XI squad in Lahore next month.
Three T20 exhibition matches are scheduled to take place as the iconic Gaddafi Stadium.
A PCB official has confirmed that the approximate budget, which included payments to the players and officials. He said, “The PCB is not looking at making any profits from this series. We see the World XI tour as the first real big step towards revival of international cricket in the country.”
The official also said that the efforts would be made to recover costs from broadcasting rights, sponsorships and ticket revenues. The participating players will be receiving anywhere between USD 75,000 and USD 100,000 for the short tour that will be held from September 11 to 15.
No Test playing nation has visited the country since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus.The PCB had invited Zimbabwe for a short limited over series in May 2015, but ICC didn’t give approval for that tour.
For the World XI tour the ICC will be sending its match referee while the umpires will be from Pakistan. The three matches are scheduled are scheduled to be played on September 12, 13 and 15.