Most of the Pakistan’s cricketers have told the PCB that they shouldn't be expecting the BCCI to schedule any bilateral series with the country in the near future.
According to the reports, BCCI has written to India’s external ministry for clearance to schedule a bilateral series against Pakistan this November and after hearing that former skipper Javed Miandad burst into laughter. He said,”They just want to play around with us as always. They are least interested in playing us in a bilateral series.”
He further added, ”They make one excuse or the other. This latest sweet trap is perhaps to convince Pakistani officials to not bring up the issue of bilateral series with India at the ICC meeting next month.”
Pakistan’s Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said that, if India is making efforts for the bilateral series then it’s a good news, he said, “I don’t know what is happening, apart from what comes in the media, but if they want to resume bilateral series this year it would be a big boost for both Pakistan and Indian cricket and fans.”
Reacting to the media reports about BCCI’s efforts, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said, “They have not said anything officially to us so far, so we are just going by the media reports. But if it is correct than we will also have to get clearance from our government.”
Pakistan’s former skipper Rashid Latif said, the PCB should take BCCI seriously only after getting a letter in writing by BCCI. He said, “Until than the PCB should pursue its case in the ICC and use all legal means to get compensation from India for the number of times they have refused to play us at neutral venues.”