The much-anticipated Indo-Pak limited-overs series in December could face problems getting off the ground as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is determined to get a share of the revenues generated from the matches.

A PCB official told PTI that the board would soon take up the issue of revenue sharing with BCCI when discussions are held to work out modalities for the series planned in India.

The BCCI has officially invited Pakistan for the series of three ODIs and two Twenty20 matches in December but dates and venues are yet to be finalised between the two Boards.

It will be the first bilateral series between both countries since 2007 when Pakistan toured India.

“The situation is that if the BCCI does not agree to a revenue sharing formula we end up losers and gain nothing financially from this series,” the official said.

He said till, now the BCCI had not given any commitment to even tour Pakistan or play a Pakistan “home” series at any neutral venue.

“As things stand they say they will send their team to Pakistan when the security situation improves and that means no set deadline. They have also said they don’t want to play us any neutral venues,” the official noted.

“It is a positive thing they have invited us but unless there is some revenue sharing formula agreed upon we gain nothing from the series,” he said.

(This article was published on July 18, 2012)
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