Pakistan cricket team all-rounder Shahid Afridi has reacted over the reports by media that India is willing to host Pakistan for bilateral series in December instead of series’ original scheduled to be hosted in UAE. Afridi has said that Pakistan team can come to play in India but we need written guarantees from Indian officials and BCCI.
Afridi said, “We can go and play in India but I back the stance of the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan that we first need written guarantees from the Indian oard about everything.”
Before two days back BCCI made it clear that proposed bilateral can be happened if Indian government approves the proposal that BCCI secretary Mr. Anurag Thakur will present to Union Home Ministry in few days. The indo-pak series is expected to have 5 One Day Internationals and 2 Twenty20s.
India and Pakistan played last bilateral series in 2012-13 when Pakistan came in India. India vs Pakistan matches always been special and if series happens it gets more exposure to the revenue model for cricket governing councils too.
Pakistan’s t20 cricket team captain mentioned that in 2012-13 BCCI made lot of money and didn’t give single penny to Pakistan. Hence Afridi wants India to make all things clear on paper about the 2015-16 series.
“I remember the last time we went to India in 2012-13 they (BCCI) earned in crores of rupees and we got nothing. But this time if the Indian board gives in writing they will give revenues to Pakistan if the series is held in India than it can be done”, Afridi added.
Shahid Afridi got retirement from ODIs this year after world cup in Australia and New Zealand. He also made it clear that he might retire from 2016 world twenty20.