3 Jan 2009

BCCI could be out of pocket $10 million

11:24 am on 3 January 2009

India's cash-rich cricket board could lose up to 10 million dollars in revenue, following the scrapping of this month's tour of Pakistan.

An official for the Board of Control for Cricket in India has told Indian media they will know the exact figure after the next finance committee meeting, but it should be roughly about 10 million dollars

The meeting, scheduled for later on Friday, would also discuss the financial impact of November's militant attacks in Mumbai.

The Indian government refused permission for the cricket team to tour Pakistan due to strained bilateral ties after blaming Islamist militants based in that country for the attacks which killed 179 people.