ECB unlikely to accept PCB's offer
While appreciating PCB's gesture, ECB said their schedule might prevent it from playing an ODI against Pakistan to compensate its losses.india Updated: Nov 09, 2006 22:35 IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board is unlikely to accept Pakistan Cricket Board's offer of playing a one-dayer in 2007 summer to compensate its losses during the forfeited Oval Test.
While appreciating PCB's gesture, the ECB said the packed schedule might prevent it from playing an ODI against Pakistan.
"We are appreciative of Pakistan's offer and are exploring all options," an ECB spokeswoman was quoted as saying by the BBC Sport.
"England have a packed schedule next summer and it is unlikely this one-day match could be accommodated," he added.
The ECB had earlier demanded compensation from the PCB for loss revenue owing to Pakistan's forfeiture of the Oval Test after the fourth day's play.
Pakistan are to play two one-day internationals against India in England in July, a portion of the revenue of which is to go to Prince's Trust, a charity headed by Prince Charles.