Originally Posted by Xuhaib
hope Pakistan gets some financial compensation not that it matters as it would probably go in to Ijaz Butt and hiss goons pockets rather then for domestic game development.
Pakistan needs cricket and exploits by its cricketers on the cricket field (even if they are all away from home) to keep the game alive, the players motivated and the public involved. The Pakistani board needs to look at more innovative ideas on how to manage that and all other boards and ICC should put their heads to gether to try and accomodate this.
Asking for compensation doesn't sound right. It sounds as if everyone else is responsible for the situation and owes it to Pakistan to make good its losses which are essentialy due to an internal situation.
Keeping the domestic cricket going (although one doesn't know when some mad man may issue a 'fatwa' against this 'Western' game) and having the team involved in international games is a prime concern. The world cricket community should help out as should neighbours like India and Sri Lanka. Pakistan cricket needs to keep its friendly ties with BCCI which were seeing such dramatic improvement in the last few years and not allow politicians to use cricket as a political tool.
BCCI can probably do more to help Pakistan out (not by sending a team to tour that country as is being expected) but in so many other ways. For that, both boards have to rise above the political agendas of the two countries. Whether they are strong and independent enough to do that is another matter altogether.