Srinagar: Former West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has said that India and Pakistan players should demand more money for the high octane India vs Pakistan World Cup clash.
The highly anticipated India-Pakistan match at the 2023 World Cup is scheduled to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 15.
“Whenever those teams [India and Pakistan] play, especially in a World Cup, the revenues they generate is humongous. One game can take care of the entire ICC event. Pakistan and India players should demand a lot of money for those games because those games are high paid games TV wise,” Gayle told PTI.
“I don’t control the board or the ICC. If I was in their position I would want a lot more,” he added.
Meanwhile, the rates for hotels in Ahmedabad have experienced a significant surge after the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that arch-rivals will take on each other in the city.
The prices for hotel accommodations have increased by nearly tenfold, even though many rooms were already sold out for that day. Some hotels are even charging close to Rs 100,000 whereas their usual rates range from 5,000 to 8,000 for the same room on a regular day.