India sternly reject PCB’s proposal
“We told them we are ready to play in India but we should have media rights and it could be a 50-50 affair. But they didn’t accept the proposal,” Butt said.
Butt, in a television interview Thursday night, said that the PCB had also suggested to the BCCI to split the revenues for scheduled series in March-April 2012 so that Pakistan could make some financial gains.
India had called off a scheduled future tour program to Pakistan in early 2009 due to the Mumbai terror attacks and this led to the PCB losing anticipated revenues.
Butt said PCB had suggested splitting series or sharing revenues to not only get some compensation for the cancelled series but to also push forward resumption of bilateral ties with India.
He admitted that playing India meant a financial boost for Pakistan.
“Compared to what we earn when we
play any other top country we earn many times more if we play India,” he said.