Shaharyar makes a clear statement


Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that the Pakistan cricket team are not going to visit India for the series scheduled in December. He said that he has still not go the specific reason behind not playing in UAE which is why he is till waiting for there response (Quotes via ESPNcricinfo)

“There is no question of playing in India. I still awaiting the reason of not playing in UAE,”

He added that Pakistan visited India for the bilateral series twice in 2007 and in 2012 but this time that will not be the case. Pakistan and India are scheduled to play a full fetched series of 2 tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20s according to the MOU signed in 2014 but it is possible that if the series does take place a shortened version, like in 2012, might be the way to go once again.

“We went there in 2007 and 2012. This time not again. It is our series and we will play at our home venue which is the UAE,”

Shaharyar also said that part of the IPL season in 2014 was also held in UAE and so India should also play a series versus Pakistan in UAE rather than refusing all together.

“What is the problem playing in UAE as they had also played their IPL there as well so why not Pakistan series?”