Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahrayar Khan has confirmed that Pakistan will host India for bilateral series in December at United Arab Emirates. Both countries signed contract last year to play international bilateral series in coming 8 years. Today’s meet between Shaharyar Khan and Jagmohan Dalmiya reached to the final decision of India-Pakistan cricket series.
PCB Chairman said, “We resume the India-Pak series in UAE. This is the re-beginning of the revival of Indo-Pak cricket. The series will start in December as per schedule and it will comprise three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s. The preparation is on in full swing. We have to overcome the final hurdle.”
Mr. Shahrayar Khan was delighted after the meeting with BCCI chairman Jagmohan Dalmiya and he was glad after the meet. He said, “I am really grateful to Dalmiya for hosting me here I am glad that we could start the process again. You may know as per the MOU there will be 5 series between the two countries in 8 years.”
“I am thankful to Dalmiya. I come here personally to convey my heartiest congratulations to Jagmohan Dalmiya for becoming the BCCI President. My relationship with Dalmiya goes back a long way when he was the BCCI chief and I was PCB chief and we had hosted the 2004 Indo-Pak series. All this was made possible due to the effort of Dalmiya,” Shahrayar Khan added.
Shahrayar Khan also mentioned that both governments and home ministry have supported for this biggest cricketing battle. He said, “We are very hopeful of reviving the series. Only few things need to be sorted out and obviously without common support we cannot go forward. Without the support of the home ministry and government we can’t go forward.”
Mr. Khan clearly accepted that Pakistan-India series is the biggest cricket series and it is more than Ashes. PCB chairman said, “The India-Pakistan series is even more important than the Ashes.”