India- Pakistan cricket can resume only next year: Sharyar Khan

Pavan Suresh / 23 December 2015

Pakistan cricket board Chairman has finally given up hope of organizing the proposed bilateral series in near future but has hoped that the resumption of India- Pakistan cricketing ties can happen next year. Khan also told the reporters that he given hope of organizing the bilateral series in Sri Lanka or UAE in December or January.

“It is impossible to hold the series now as valuable time has gone. But we will now wait and see when the Indian Board tells us they have got clearance from their government to play with us,” Khan said

“If the clearance comes from the Indians, then we can look at finding a window to play a bilateral series sometime in 2016,” the PCB chief said. Khan said the PCB believed that it was important for Pakistan and India to resume bilateral ties. If not this year, we can do something in 2016 but it will all depend on the Indian board telling us when they are ready to play,” he said.

He said that that whenever the Indian Board got the clearance from the government and series would be planned. The Pakistan government gave clearance, but the Indian government did not give clearance to the series. The series was planned for the 15th December, but the Indian government refused to say anything.

“We’ll certainly be doing so, but closer to the tournament. It’s an ICC event and we are committed to playing in it. However, we will be guided by what our government says. Islamabad has to decide on whether security could be an issue, not us.” India will play Pakistan in ICC World T20 match at Dharamshala on 19th March 2015.