PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan states Pakistan ready to play on Indian turf if they offer
We are ready to play in India; although we will have a lot of security threats there: PCB Chief
Published - May 13, 2017 7:01 pm | Updated - May 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan clarified that Pakistan has no objection in playing in India only as per the contract signed in 2014.
A few days back, reports surfaced about Pakistan Cricket Board asking for compensation of 447 crores from the BCCI. According to PCB, BCCI breached the MOU between the two boards.
In the agreement, India was scheduled to play six bilateral series between the period of 2014 to 2023. Therefore, in the recent Special General Meeting, the board threatened to take legal action if they did not reply to the notice sent by them to BCCI.
However, Shahryar Khan lately commented that Pakistan is inclined to play on Indian turf despite the security threats. They are also interested in playing the series in a neutral venue.
“We are ready to play in India; although we will have a lot of security threats there, but we are ready to play in India if they offer it to us. Also, we are ready to face them in a third country (a neutral venue), but first they need to agree to play against us. They are not ready, so how can anything happen?” quoted Khan according to reports from geo.tv
“PCB policy is Pak will not play India in India until India has played Pak in Pak/third country as per 2014 MoU. This is non-negotiable” he further stated.
India last played a Test series against Pakistan way back in 2007. India hosted Pakistan in 2012 in 3 match ODI series and a 2 match T20 series. Pakistan won the ODI series 2-1 while tied with the Indians in the T20 series.
Since then, India has only faced Pakistan in multi-lateral series and ICC events. India is scheduled to face Pakistan in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales on June 4 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
The last the two nations met at Edgbaston was in the same event back in 2004. Pakistan won that match and followed it up with yet another win in the following Champions Trophy in South Africa in 2009.