The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that it is willing to incur a loss of $3 million in case of a potential boycott of the upcoming Asia Cup tournament, reaffirming its commitment to the principle of “honour over money”. Reports had emerged that some teams, including India and Sri Lanka, were considering boycotting the tournament scheduled to be held in Pakistan later this year, citing security concerns.
In response, the PCB has emphasized that it is fully dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of all players and officials participating in the tournament. However, the board has also made it clear that it will not compromise its principles, including its commitment to hosting international cricket tournaments in Pakistan.
The bold statement by the PCB, expressing its willingness to bear the financial loss of $3 million, reflects its unwavering efforts to promote international cricket in Pakistan despite potential challenges. The board’s stance underscores its prioritization of upholding honor and integrity over monetary considerations in the face of potential boycotts.