Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ijaz Butt had suggested that Pakistan would go and play in India in a bid to resume bilateral cricketing ties but wants a share in the revenues from the series, a proposal that India has straightaway rejected.

"We told them we are ready to play in India but we should have media rights and it could be a 50-50 affair. But they didn't accept the proposal," Butt said.

Butt, in a television interview last night, said that the PCB had also suggested to the BCCI to split the revenues for scheduled series in March-April 2012 so that Pakistan could make some financial gains.

India had called off a scheduled future tour program to Pakistan in early 2009 due to the Mumbai terror attacks and this led to the PCB losing anticipated revenues.

Butt said PCB had suggested splitting series or sharing revenues to not only get some compensation for the cancelled series but also to push forward resumption of bilateral ties with India.

He admitted that playing in India meant a financial boost for Pakistan.

"Compared to what we earn when we play in any other top country, we earn many times more if we play in India," he said.

(Agencies)