Pakistan undecided about playing World T20 in India after BCCI’s refusal to UAE series

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November 18, 2015

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan on Tuesday hinted that Pakistan's participation in the World Twenty20 in India next year is in doubt, saying that it is not decided whether they would take part in the tournament.

November 18, 2015

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan on Tuesday hinted that Pakistan's participation in the World Twenty20 in India next year is in doubt, saying that it is not decided whether they would take part in the tournament.

Talking at the body's Board of Governors' meet earlier in the day, Shahryar said that it's too early to say about Pakistan's participation and that it depends on government's decision.

"(It is) premature to say anything about going to India for the World T20. We will decide about it after consulting the government," he was quoted as saying to PakPassion.net.

According to CNN-IBN sources, PCB also informed that the country's national team would not travel to India for a bilateral series later this year.

"BCCI's refusal to play the series in UAE has no justification and that is why PCB is miffed with the Indian board."

Shahryar Khan on Monday made it clear that Pakistan will not play a bilateral series in India as desired by the Board of BCCI.

BCCI president Shashank Manohar had offered to host Pakistan in December, Khan asserted that the series would only be possible if India play in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which acts as Pakistan's home venue ever since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

BCCI had earlier told Pakistan that playing a bilateral series In the UAE was not an option and that the PCB has to send their team to India.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur had earlier pointed out that the Indian government would not give them permission to play Pakistan in the UAE.

"There is no question of playing in India. I am still awaiting the reason of not playing in UAE," Khan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo on Monday.

The two boards have signed an MoU to play multiple bilateral series over the next eight years.


Courtesy: IBN

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