Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Mr. Shahryar Khan will be visiting Delhi next week to meet Indian authorities to give green signal to propose bilateral cricket series between two nations. Shahryar Khan will meet recently appointed BCCI President Mr. Shashank Manohar and India’s finance minister Mr Arun Jaitley. If reports are to be believed he might meet Prime Minister Mr. Narender Modi as well.
Last year India and Pakistan agreed in an agreement that both nations would play bilateral series’ over the next years and they were scheduled to play first bilateral series in 2015 winters. But due to political issues and tension on border, has forced India to boycott from the series.
Shahryar Khan has said in a telephonic interview to Mail Today that if India doesn’t play the series, Pakistan can revoke their commitment on being a part of ICC’s new structure and constitution.
Mr. Khan said, “it was important for India and Pakistan to play cricket, as India had promised last year, and not allow politics to interfere in sport. But if India is planning to renege from its commitment, then Pakistan will also have to revisit its commitment to the ICC.”
Pakistan was set to host India in United Arab Emirates for the bilateral series consisting of two tests, two twenty20s and 5 One Day internationals in December. The series is now depending on the decision from Indian authorities.