Pakistan offers insurance to foreign cricketers

Jan 25, 2013, 08:03 IST | AFP

The head of Pakistan's cricket board yesterday offered foreign players insurance worth $2 million and up to $100,000 tax free income in a bid to lure them to join the troubled country's new Twenty20 league

The world professional cricketers’ union has warned players against taking part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), due to start in March, because of the “unmanageable” security risk.

Pakistan is struggling with a homegrown Islamist insurgency and suffers bombings and shootings on an almost daily basis.

No international cricket has been played in the country since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus during a Test match in Lahore in 2009.

Players stand to earn between $25,000 and $100,000 for taking part in the two-week tournament.

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