League Notes: Pakistan Cricket Board Reveals Cash Prizes For Pakistan Team
The Pakistan Cricket Board revealed special cash prizes of 500,000 rupees ($9,122) "for each member of the Pakistan team" that drew the two T20 and won the one-day int'l series in India. Special cash bonuses of 500,000 rupees each "were also given to T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, pacers Junaid Khan and Mohammad Irfan, opener Nasir Jamshed and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for their outstanding performances in India" (PTI, 1/13). ... The Board of Control for Cricket in India "is considering keeping both domestic and int'l cricket out of north India" in the future during the peak winter season. Although matches "have been played in these parts in the past at this time of year, this year's cold wave has prompted the rethink" (TIMES OF INDIA, 1/13). ... The FIBA Asia Exec Committee on Thursday granted the Philippines the job to take over the hosting of the qualifying event for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, mostly due to the continuing unrest in West Asia, stripping the rights away from Lebanon. Dates of the biennial tournament remain as scheduled from Aug. 1-11 (FIBA).