SLC to get $1.2 as appearance fee

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will have to pay Sri Lanka around $1.2 million as appearance fee for its forthcoming tour of the country where it will play three Tests, three One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 game.

Following India’s pull-out of the scheduled tour of Pakistan, the board decided to invite Sri Lanka to fill the gap.

“Obviously we have to pay them (Sri Lanka) appearance fee as this is an unscheduled series and not part of the Future Tours Programme of the ICC,” a board official told PTI on Saturday.

Under existing rules, host nations have to pay a minimum appearance fee of $150,000 per ODI and $200,000 per Test for an unscheduled series.

From Jan. 19

Sri Lanka’s tour is expected to start in Karachi from January 19.

Pakistan players also heaved a sigh of relief after being told to finally start preparing for a Test series against Sri Lanka. — PTI