Pakistan Cricket Board Finally Gives Up on Series Against India in December

Updated: 24 December 2015 16:58 IST

Pakistan Cricket Board Shahryar Khan said that it is impossible to hold a bilateral series against India in December as precious time has been wasted. The PCB chief however, is hopeful that both the Boards could work on conducting a series sometime in 2016.

Pakistan Cricket Board Finally Gives Up on Series Against India in December
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan said that if the Board of Control for Cricket in India does manage to get the clearance from the government, then would look for a window sometime in 2016. © AFP

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan has finally given up hope of organising the proposed India-Pakistan series in the near future but has set sights for next year for the resumption of bilateral cricketing ties between the two countries. (India Won't Play With Us: Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shahryar Khan)

Khan told the media in Lahore that he had finally given up hope of organising the bilateral series against India in either UAE or Sri Lanka in December-January. (Sri Lanka Offer Neutral Venue for India-Pakistan Series)

"It is impossible to hold the series now as valuable time has gone. But we will now wait and see when the Indian Board tells us they have got clearance from their government to play with us," Khan said.

"If the clearance comes from the Indians, then we can look at finding a window to play a bilateral series sometime in 2016," the PCB chief said. (BCCI Could Face Legal Ramifications)

Khan said the PCB believed that it was important for Pakistan and India to resume bilateral ties.

"If not this year, we can do something in 2016 but it will all depend on the Indian board telling us when they are ready to play," he said.

He said whenever the Indian Board got the clearance from its government and a series was planned, it would be Pakistan's home series as per the MoU signed between the two countries.

The PCB chief has faced a lot of flak for his insistence that the series with India would be held in December-January.

Topics : Pakistan Cricket Board Board of Control for Cricket in India India Pakistan Cricket
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