India did not respond positively to Pakistan series, says Shahryar Khan

According to media reports, Shahryar Khan said that there is no possibility of a India-Pakistan series this time around.

Updated: December 9, 2015 8:44 pm
India, Pakistan, Pakistan news, India news, India vs Pakistan, Pakistan vs India, Ind vs Pak, Pak vs Ind, Indo-Pak, Ind vs Pak cricket, cricket Ind vs Pak, India Pakistan cricket series, pcb, bcci, sushma swaraj, cricket news, cricket Until Tuesday, the India-Pakistan series was a possibility. (Source: PTI)

PCB chief Shahryar Khan on Monday said that hopes of resumption of bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan with a short series later this month are “dying” with too little time left to organise the big ticket event.

Shahryar said the Islamabad visit of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj did not help in revival of the series, virtually hinting that the proposed series in Sri Lanka may not take place at all.

“We were hopeful that Sushma Swaraj’s visit will make things better but it did not happen,” he was quoted as saying by Waqt News.

“We wanted to play, but India did not respond positively. It is already too late to organise the series and we don’t have time for the series anyway,” he said referring to the proposed series in Sri Lanka where the teams were expected to play three ODIs and T20 Internationals.

The PCB said that they are mulling legal options if the series is indeed cancelled.

“We will decide our future plan after analysing our options under legal aspects and consultation,” he said.

Sri Lanka emerged as the host for the series between arch-rivals after India refused to play in UAE.

According to FTP, India and Pakistan are supposed to play six series between 2015 and 2023 with four to be hosted by Pakistan.

Pakistan and India have not played a bilateral series since 2007. India stalled cricketing ties in the aftermath of 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, which were blamed on militants based in Pakistan. Pakistan, however, had toured India for a short ODI series in 2012.

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  1. C
    Dec 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm
    We can play games after stan "stop playing games"
    1. F
      Dec 10, 2015 at 3:40 am
      There should not be any cricket between to countries, if they do play its fixed 100% I don't know what's wrong with Sharyar Khan why does he the only one wants stan to play with India has he promised bookies? Something fishy.
      1. G
        Dec 9, 2015 at 6:23 pm
        Cricket can wait, let the terror stop once and for all.
        1. P
          pandit ram
          Dec 9, 2015 at 6:08 pm
          Top cl begarat,, carroupt mafia,, both,,shariyar,, najam sethi crying for dollars,, what shive sina did with shariyar Is appreciated in stan,, he deserve it,, cricket series just for dollars
          1. H
            Dec 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm
            Rajiv Shukla the Congress BH#adwa spoke positively. Why ??? Is Shaharyar khan related to some Cobgress big wig"s mother ???
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