Islamabad: The New Zealand Cricket Board cancelled their tour of Pakistan due to security concerns last Friday which was followed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) withdrawing their men’s and women’s team from their scheduled tour to Pakistan in October. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are set to incur huge financial losses owing to the withdrawal of both the teams, according to reports in the media.
The latest development suggests that the security agencies deployed for the Kiwis came at a huge cost and if that was not enough, the PCB is staring at an approximate cost of ₹27 lakhs just to pay off the food bills of the officers who were in charge of security of the touring team.
Anandabazar Patrika reported that PCB have received a biryani bill of Rs 2.8 million for security officials hired for New Zealand team before the tour got abandoned. The reports further added that each security personnel was served biryani twice a day.