Pakistan Six Other Test Nations To Receive $10 Million ICC

Pakistan Six Other Test Nations To Receive $10 Million ICC The International Cricket Council (ICC) will pay seven full-member boards $10 million over the next eight years, as part of the Test Fund announced during last year’s ‘Big Three’ takeover of cricket’s governing body. The Indian, English and Australian cricket boards excluded, seven full-member boards will receive $1.25 million each annually, beginning from January 2016.

Pakistan Six Other Test Nations To Receive $10 Million ICC

The most recent figures specify that each member getting the Test Match Fund stands to gain $10 million over eight years, ESPNCricinfo reported. This is less than the figure of $12.5 million over eight years announced by England Cricket Board (ECB) president and ICC executive committee member Giles Clarke in February 2014 as each nation’s Test Cricket Fund package.

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Payments are expected to follow this biannual pattern until 2023. During that time, Clarke, then ECB’s chairman, had said in an interview with Sky Sports: The ICC has agreed to establish a Test Match Fund of $12.5 million per country over eight years available to all except England, India and Australia which will allow those countries which find Test cricket difficult to sustain economically the opportunity to continue to stage Test matches.

ICC to pay seven Full Members $10 million each

Pakistan Six Other Test Nations To Receive $10 Million ICC

The ICC had initially announced that the Test Cricket Fund was meant to “encourage and support Test match cricket outside the Big Three nations. The ICC plans to make its first Test Cricket Fund payment of $600,000 in early January, before paying out another $650,000 to the ‘small seven’ member boards in July.

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As Boards have already entered bilateral touring agreements until 2023, there appears to be narrow capacity to improve their Test schedules using the Test Cricket Fund payments. The Test Cricket Fund would help it recover losses from home tours such as the recent visit by the West Indies, which is projected to have cost Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) about $648,000.

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