Shaharyar khan on Indo-Pak series future
Pakistan cricket board chairman Shaharyar Khan that he is expecting a response from the BCCI regarding the Indo-Pak series after the General body meeting concludes in India. He added that the ball is in the court of the BCCI to make the call about the series and the PCB has done everything they possibly could. If time continues to elapse, the chances of a series will diminish. He was adamant that people from both sides want the series to happen and are eagerly waiting for such a clash (Quotes via NDTV.com)
“We are expecting some response from the Indian Board today or tomorrow after their Annual General Body Meeting,”
“We did our best, now it is in their hands. But as time runs out, obviously chances of the series being held are very slim,”
“We have made it clear we want to play the series as per the memorandum of understanding signed with the BCCI. The Indian Board last told us they were waiting for clearance from their government which was busy in the elections. Let us see what happens now,”
“I know there are lot of people even in India who want the series to happen but we have done our part now I would like the BCCI President Shashank Manohar to contact me himself,”
Shaharyar khan said that, although, Srinivasan is no longer the ICC chief and he had signed the MOU but that does not mean that the Indian board should not honour the agreement.
“Srinivasan also signed on the MOU between the Pakistan and Indian Boards as he was ICC chief but even if he is no longer there the MOU has to be honoured by India,”
Shaharyar hinted that if the Indian government did not allow the two nations to play a series, then it will be difficult for the Pakistan government to allow their team to participate in any event held in India.
“One thing is clear if their government does not allow them to play the series, then I don’t think our government would encourage us to go to India for any event,”