Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan has said on Tuesday that BCCI is ready to play bilateral series against their national side but they are facing issues from government. According Wasim, Indian board has no issues of playing against arch rivals Pakistan but government is not giving them permission to play.
“BCCI is willing to play against Pakistan but they are having permission issues from Govt of India. Pakistan has no issues in playing cricket anywhere against India,” Wasim quoted.
He further added that Pakistan board has no problem playing India at any venue. The last occasion when India and Pakistan faced off each other was during 2019 world cup when two neighbors met in the early stage and Men in Blue registered victory over Greens.
Sri Lanka cricket team has arrived Pakistan today to compete in ODIs and T20Is series starting from 27 September.
There are many beliefs and reports that PCB is paying Lankan players additional money to play in Pakistan but Wasim Khan sidelines these reports and mentioned that board is not paying single penny to the cricketers.
“We’re not paying single penny to Sri-Lankan cricketers to come here in Pakistan and play. PCB is not paying any extra money,” he told.
While talking about next upcoming home series for Pakistan after Sri Lanka, Wasim has said that country will not play any home series in UAE anymore.
“No home series will be scheduled for UAE as of now. We’ll host more international teams in future after Sri Lanka series. ICC official will come to Lahore and Karachi to review security arrangements during ODIs and T20Is against Sri Lanka,” Wasim said.
Sri Lanka is the first team to come Pakistan for playing full tour after 10 years.