PCB approves Rs 15 billion budget with 78% allocated for cricket activities

PCB budget

The Board of Governors (BoG) authorized a Rs 15 billion budget for the PCB for the upcoming fiscal year, according to the PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja.

The PCB chairman’s dream project, the Pakistan Junior League (PJL), will be launched as part of the 78 percent of the budget that would be allocated to cricket-related activities.

After the BoG approved the budget, the chairman also disclosed details regarding central contracts.

The PCB Board of Governors approved funding for infrastructure and stadium upgrades, including floodlights, replay screens, player changing rooms, and new spectator chairs, furthermore to the operational budget and in anticipation of the ACC 50-over Asia Cup 2023 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, both of which will be held in Pakistan.

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The Board of Governors supported the management’s proposal to create a training allowance for lower-level employees to assist with their children’s education as part of its responsibility to its employees.

IPL invitation

Raja also stated that BCCI chief Saurav Ganguly had repeatedly invited him to the IPL championship game.

Raja gave the justification that “Saurav Ganguly invited me to see two consecutive IPL finals.” “The emotional link between our supporters and the political climate, however, prompted me to decide against going. Going made sense from a cricket perspective, but changes won’t happen overnight “He kept at it.

Due to the growing COVID-19 in India, the second portion of the IPL last year was conducted in the UAE. This year, the entire IPL was hosted in India. Raja claims that he was invited to both final games.

Since the IPL’s season 2, no Pakistani players have participated. Only the first season of the league featured the national players in which they played outstandingly.

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