Just when the Indo-Pak cricket ties were set to resume positively, another obstacle has emerged which could stall the resumption. Recently, the BCCI suggested that the Pakistanis should play their “home” series in India in December this year.
However, as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), India was scheduled to tour UAE to play the first bilateral series. The PCB reacted negatively to the BCCI’s suggestion of Pakistan playing its home games in India.
Shaharyar Khan, the head honcho of the PCB issued a statement which said. “There is speculation in the Indian press suggesting that PCB is agreeable to touring India in December in lieu of the home series in UAE. PCB would like to clarify that PCB remains committed to the MOU signed with BCCI in which India has agreed to play the first Pak- India series in UAE this December.”
“The MoU specifically states that this series would be played in UAE or a mutually agreed venue. No alternative venue has been proposed by BCCI nor has this issue been raised with PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan or by BCCI president Jagmohan Dalimiya and secretary Anurag Thakur during his recent discussions in India,” the statement further added.
Khan also hopes that the BCCI will stringently abide to the MoU and play the first bilateral outing in UAE.