Told to pay Rs200m, PCB moves Zimbabwe ODI series from Multan to Lahore: sources

Sohail Imran
An aerial shot of the Multan Cricket Stadium - considered by some as among the best-looking cricket venues in the country.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly replaced Multan with Lahore as one of the two venues for the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe due to a payment disagreement with Multan’s district government, Geo Super understands.

Zimbabwe’s tour of Pakistan was originally planned to be split between Multan and Rawalpindi, with the ODI series to be staged in the former and the T20I in latter.

However, Geo Super’s sources within the board have revealed that the PCB was asked to pay up Rs200 million by Multan’s district government as "administrative expenses", at which the PCB balked and has now decided to move the ODI series to Lahore.

The Gaddafi Stadium now appears set to not only host the ODI series against the Africans but also the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League 2020.

Sources further said that Zimbabwe, whose delegation is expected to visit Pakistan next week, have been informed of the switch.

The PCB has so far refused to officially comment on the development.

Pak vs Zim: PCB moves ODI series from Multan to Lahore over payment issues