Warwickshire are examining the implications of a Pakistan 'no show' for next month's one-day international against England, writes George Dobell.
The club have hired an extra stand to cater for the 21,000 spectators expected at Edgbaston for the fifth and final one-day match on Sunday September 10 and can ill afford the loss of revenue such an incident would cause if Pakistan reacted to the result of Friday's International Cricket Council hearing by abandoning their tour.
While the club is insured against events such as rain, the decision of one team not to turn up may not be covered. It is not only ticket revenues that would be lost; hospitality, catering, bars and shops would all suffer. Legal action against the Pakistan Cricket Board might follow.
Though some thought has gone into arranging substitute opposition, the chances of doing that at such short notice are slim.