PCB chief rubbishes bribery rumours
The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has rubbished allegations that they bribed the Zimbabwean cricketers to tour Pakistan for a short limited over series, last month.
Khan said on Friday that while it had paid around USD 500,000 to Zimbabwe cricket to cover their expenses for the tour but it was unfortunate there had been talk about players being bribed to tour Pakistan.
“That is not true as the tour was approved by both boards and just on Friday our Prime Minister sent a message of thanks to the Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe for allowing his team to tour Pakistan,” Khan scotched the rumours.
“In such a scenario, there is no question of bribing players,” he added.
Zimbabwe was the first Test side to tour Pakistan in six years after other boards refused to send their teams because of security concerns following the militants attack on the Sri Lankan team in March 2009 in Lahore.