Karachi, June 29 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to earn Rs 39.44 million from a series against Bangladesh if it does take place, according to budget details.
Even though Bangladesh had expressed its interest in touring Pakistan for a short series earlier this year, they were forced to postpone the tour due to a Dhaka court issuing a stay on the tour.
However, the Rs 700 million deficit budget that was approved last week, includes that figure, showing that the PCB is still hopeful of the tour taking place, reports The Express Tribune.
In addition, the board is also likely to earn a hefty Rs 649.2 million through the series against Australia, likely to be held in the UAE, while the expenditure has been put around Rs187.03 million.
The PCB announced its budget for the fiscal year and stated that the deficit was due to the country being unable to stage top-flight international cricket since March 2009, that hampered its earnings and revenues. However, despite teams' refusal to tour, it has not derailed PCB's plans as it looks to spend Rs 2.996 billion this year with an estimated revenue of Rs 2.266 billion.
The budget details also see a rise in expenditure related to general and administrative issues- from last year's Rs 608 million, the board is looking at a bill of Rs 778.53 million this time.
Meanwhile, in the upcoming 2012 World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, the board will earn Rs 546.25 million through sponsorships. (ANI)