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Abu Dhabi ODIs agreement comes under Senate body scanner

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Lahore, Apr 4 (UNI) The holding of two ODI matches between India and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi has come under the scanner of the Senate with the top legislative body calling for scrutiny of PCB's financial commitment and marketing rights of the event.

The matches are being held on April 18 and 19 to raise funds for victims of last year's devastating earthquake.

Media reports say that Senate's Standing Committee on Sports and Culture has summoned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials for a hearing on April 10 and some of the senators are likely to ask the PCB to furnish details of its reported move to pay one million dollar to the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council and the agreement to hand over the marketing rights of the event to the Indian board.

Pakistani players have been promised an appearance free of Rs 1.5 million for the two games with the two boards deciding to donate the earnings of the first game to the earthquake victims of Pakistan and India. The players have also decided to donate part of their appearance fees for the quake-affected people.

UNI XC PDS HT1627

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