Things have returned to square one as the India-Pakistan cricket series, which was supposed to be held in December later this year in UAE seems to be uncertain.
After promising fans the resumption of bilateral ties between India and Pakistan, the PCB once again jumped to its original views as it stated that the future of the Indo Pak series was in doldrums.
The recent terror attacks in India have massively deteriorated the political ties between India and Pakistan and that is evidently taking a toll on their cricketing ties. To add to that, the deferring views of the respective governments, their cricketing ties seem to be headed towards an uncertain future.
“We were very hopeful that a lot of ice would melt with the NSA level talks and it would help cricket but unfortunately things are not looking good now for the series in December,” PCB chairman Shahryar Khan, said.
“The series with India does not look possible now and it is a big loss for cricket but we will try although I do not think it will lead to anything. We have always said that politics and sports should be kept apart. But apparently India does not think this way,” he said.
Khan also indicated that in case India didn’t tour UAE, the PCB would soon have to think about a plan B. With England already playing Pakistan in the UAE later this year, the Pakistanis are seriously short of viable options.