Cricket West Indies (CWI) is offering major pay rise to both contracted and non-contracted cricketers to visit Pakistan for participating in the three match T20 international scheduled to happen next month.
It is reported CWI has allured cricketers with a sum of $25,000 for each cricketer of the squad that will be announced later on after the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.
CWI CEO Johnny Grave told ESPNcricinfo, “Pakistan are looking to play more cricket at home, by playing half of the PSL in Pakistan next year and a number of matches in upcoming bilateral series under the current FTP.”
“However what they can’t continue to do is pay international players additional fees to tour Pakistan or PSL.
“So, considering this tour is outside the Future Tours Programme, the PCB have made a payment to CWI that is being fully utilized. CWI isn’t making any money from the series, just supporting cricket going back to Pakistan.”
“As a tradeoff for this, we have their agreement to play regular T20 games in USA or Canada outside of the FTP to try and build interest in cricket in our time zone.”
“We [CWI] have been very up front with players and told them all money we are getting for this series they will be getting,” Grave further said.
However, according to sources, the additional payment will come from the allotted money host PCB would have to provide to CWI for appearing in an outside schedule of Future Tour Program (FTP).
The three matches are supposed to take place on April 1, 2 and 3 in Karachi.