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Dilemma over India Pakistan series continues

The rival nations were scheduled to play six series between 2015 to 2022.

By Anshuman Roy -

The India Pakistan rivalry which was expecting a resume in Dubai sometime this year is yet to be confirmed. The Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir told reporters outside the Parliament on Wednesday that, “in the current circumstance cricket between India and Pakistan is “not possible”.

Earlier, acting BCCI Chief CK Khanna told Cricketnext confirmed that a mail had been sent from the BCCI office and that further discussion will ensue at the Special General Meeting in the Capital on April 9.

“A letter was sent to the home ministry a month back and we are awaiting clearance for a series this winter. It is a clear case of trying to honour the commitment we had made to the PCB back in 2014. We will discuss the venue and other factors regarding the series once we meet in the Capital on April 9 during the SGM,” he said.

Even though the BCCI had signed a MoU with the PCB which said that the two teams would play six bilateral series from 2014 onwards, none of them materialized.

"We will start legal consultations soon over the matter as the BOG has today given approval. The fact is that the BCCI signed a MOU document with us to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2022," PCB chief Shahryar Khan had recalled.

"The International Cricket Council (ICC) is witness to this MOU. We will now be consulting our legal team to take up the matter of India not playing us under the MOU with the BCCI and at the ICC level."

"We will now take up this matter with the ICC because the Indian board claims it has been stopped by its government from playing us. We have the MOU to back us and we want to see the instructions from their government in writing," the PCB Chief concluded.

Anshuman Roy

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