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Decision on India-Pakistan Series Still Rests With Government: Thakur

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NEW DELHI: Conceding that time is running out for the proposed Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series to take place, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur today said the Board is still waiting for the government approval before taking any decision.

India are set to leave for their Australia tour on January 5, which leaves little time for the high-profile series to take place.

“Media were hoping that Sushma Swaraj’s visit will decide the fate of the cricket series. But when it comes to relations between countries a lot is at stake and many things are taken into consideration before coming to a definite conclusion”, Thakur said.

“Whenever the Indian government will take a decision on this we will let you know,” Thakur told reporters at the sidelines of the signing of an MoU between the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority.

“It is their (PCB) call what is a comfortable time to host the series. We leave for Australia on the 5th of January and after a long series with South Africa it is every important to give the players 4-5 days rest. So Ideally if you have to fly on 5th you be free by 30th (of December),” he added.

According to an MoU signed between the two nations, the PCB was supposed to host India in December for a bilateral series, but a series of flip flops from the two boards has

resulted in confusion. Thakur, though, insisted that BCCI has been clear on givernment approval from the very start.

“I must set the record straight for everyone’s benefit that in April 2014 BCCI’s ex-boss had signed an agreement with the Pakistan Cricket Board while bringing a few changes to the constitution of ICC. According to which if resolutions take place in the ICC constitution then India will play against Pakistan in this period for the next eight years.

“And according to that agreement, the PCB was supposed to host India on a neutral venue in the month of December. PCB chairman and BCCI President met in Dubai and decided that we will play a series in Sri Lanka and both the Cricket Board’s will seek permission from their respective government’s for political clearance.

“BCCI wrote a letter to the Indian government, because Indo-Pak relations are always like this and this is not the first time that the series is on hold like this. If you look at the last 30 years then many a time an Indo-Pak series has happened and stopped. And a lot has depended on the relations between the two countries,” he said.

After a series of requests and meetings for the proposed series to take place, PCB Chariman Shaharyar Khan yesterday admitted that time is running out for the rubber to take place. But Thakur insists that there has been no official communication from the PCB.

“We haven’t heard anything officially from the PCB chairman. Until we get something in writing or anything is communicated to BCCI, I won’t be in a position to make any comment on that,” Thakur said.

“Look PCB will be playing host and in how much time they will be able to make it happen will depend on them. But the BCCI has made it’s position pretty clear that because of the 2014 agreement that came into being before my term as Secretary, we had to write to them and ask for permission from the government. And till the government does not give its nod, BCCI will not take any step.”

“The security of national players is top priority and government’s decision is also top on agenda. And one has to look at many other things when it comes to taking decisions regarding Pakistan,” he added.

Meanwhile IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla also insisted that the ball is in government’s court as far as Indo-Pak cricket is concerned.

“About the Indo-Pak series I can only say that we are still awaiting the govenrment’s response. The Honorary Secratary BCCI had written to the Ministry of External Affairs and so far they haven’t responded. The moment we get a response, I will let you know.

“In any case there is a paucity of time as far as holding the series is concerned, these concerns have been addressed by the PCB as well. So we can’t say anything unless the government responds,” he said.

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PCB Awaiting BCCI’s ‘Final Reply’ on India-Pakistan Series

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has requested the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) to tell it about its ultimate decision relating to the bilateral sequence by Monday, failing which PCB has the right to cancel the collection given that time is necessary for producing preparations.

PCB experienced proposed to perform a 3-match 1-Working day Intercontinental (ODI) and a two-match T20 sequence from December 15 to January four but BCCI is yet to validate the plan and is nonetheless awaiting a eco-friendly sign from the Indian federal government.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan stated he had requested BCCI on Saturday to convey its selection by Monday citing the limited time remaining to make administrative and cricketing arrangements for the sequence.

“It is extremely unlucky that confusion even now prevails. And underneath these circumstances, it is not going to be simple for any organisation to full all preparations effectively prior to time,” the PCB main was quoted as expressing by The Dawn newspaper on Sunday.

“The PCB has performed a positive part in managing the affairs to restore the bilateral sequence and now the ball is in India’s courtroom.”

“I believe that a majority of Indians enjoy to observe matches in between India and Pakistan. But it is unfortunate that rarely any opportunity has been presented to them for the last 8 several years,” he included.

Khan said PCB has no alternative prepare in head for engage in to take place as it was working out of time.

He said right after a brief assembly between the key ministers of the two international locations in Paris lately, hope for the resumption of engage in surfaced but it has because subsided.

Former chief of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Giles Clarke organized a conference among the two cricket boards in Dubai final month to remedy the concern amicably. But no definite solution emerged from it.

The federal government of Pakistan gave permission to PCB to host the Indian crew at neutral venues like Sri Lanka but BCCI is nevertheless to get any confirmation from the Indian government.

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