The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has regretted to allot special grant to Pakistan Blind Cricket Blind Council (PBCC) for the fifth edition of the World Cup Cricket of the Blind 2018 scheduled to be held in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Talking to APP, PBCC Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said they had asked a special grant of Rs 6.6 million from PCB for holding the World Cup which it refused to do so.
“We sent a letter to PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed seeking Rs 6.6 million special grant,” he said.
However PCB in a letter (whose copy is available with APP) to PBCC said Rs 4 million is already allocated for international cricket activities in the PBCC’s annual budget therefore regretted to give any extra funds for the World Cup. In the letter PCB also said that PBCC may approach government of Pakistan for further funds.
Besides Pakistan six teams have confirmed participation for the World Cup including West Indies, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Australia. September 15 is the last date for accepting entries for the World Cup and South Africa is the only team which is yet to confirm its entry.
Pakistan has won two World Cups in 2002 and 2006 while the other two are won by South Africa (1998) and India (2014).—APP