Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pakistan offers insurance to foreign Players

The head of PCB Thursday offered foreign players insurance worth $2 million to $100,000 tax free income in a bid to lure them to join the concerned country new Twenty20 league.

The world professional cricketer union has warned players against taking part in the Pakistan Super League, due to start in March, because of the unmanageable security risk. Pakistan is under pressure with a homegrown Islamist rebellion and suffers bombings and shootings on an almost daily basis.

No international cricket has been played in the country since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus during a Test match in Lahore in 2009.Zaka Ashraf, the chairman of the PCB, said they were complete to offer insurance to any player wishing to tour the country.

Its extra security and optional for the players if they want to take it for the pleasure of their families, Ashraf told AFP.It will be worth 2 million dollars and above all tax free income for all.

Ashraf said he was determined to revive home internationals, but the PCB faces a tough challenge. two times in the past 12 months Bangladesh have agreed to a tour only to dash Pakistani hopes by changing their minds due to security fears.

Players stand to earn between $25,000 and $100,000 for taking part in the 2-week tournament under the wage structure the PCB announced on Wednesday.

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