PCB receives $6.5 million income from ICC
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally received the first portion of $6.5 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC). As per the sources, PCB was set to receive $11.5 million and out of which $6.5 million has been submitted in PCB’s account.
The first payment package would have been received in January itself, however the approval of 2017 and 2018 audit accounts caused further delay in the development process.
Previously, the board sent report to ICC in the wake of approval by the members of governors board of Pakistan Cricket Board in Lahore after which the first payment has been finally released.
International governing body shares the annual profit revenue with each member nation, there is a sense of hope that the second income will be released soon by the ICC.
Meanwhile, legendary Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram opened up that Pakistan need to focus and improve a lot in fitness and fielding in a bid to become the top team in the world.
Akram’s remarks come after Pakistan’s fielding was sloppy on several occasions during the World Cup. They dropped 7 catches in their must-win game against South Africa as a result, Proteas made use of the chances and won the match by 49 runs.
“Apart from batting and bowling skills, what we have seen in this tournament (World Cup) was the sides that possessed strong fielding [units qualified for] the semi-finals, including India although they lost in the semis,” Akram was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.
“And how would one improve their fielding? One would first need to be physically fit especially in the 50 overs format. Pakistan [will need to] learn to be physically fit and maintain a high fielding standard like all other sides.