PCB chief Shahryar Khan detained at Kolkata airport, CAB comes to his rescue

Shahryar Khan was to meet Jagmohan Dalmiya with regard to resumption of bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: May 10, 2015 2:03 pm
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan was detained at the Kolkata airport upon his arrival here on Saturday evening. As per the diplomatic agreement between the two countries, Pakistan nationals coming to India must have Delhi, Mumbai or Amristar as their port of entry. Khan, who was scheduled to meet BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, came via a Jet Airways flight from Dhaka, where the Pakistan team on Sunday concluded their nearly month-long cricket tour of Bangladesh.

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Dalmiya confirmed to The Sunday Express that there was an issue, but the BCCI was trying to resolve it. Later, according to the Press trust of India, Khan was allowed to enter the city as a “special case” following the Union Home Ministry’s intervention.

The news of Khan’s detention saw senior Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and BCCI officials rushing to the airport. The BCCI, sources said, got in touch with the Indian government to salvage the situation.

Khan’s purpose of visit was to meet Dalmiya on Sunday afternoon with regard to the resumption of bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan. The PCB wants to play a full series against India in the UAE. Khan had earlier come to New Delhi and had a round of discussion with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. That was in March, following the BCCI ‘s annual general meeting. India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series – three ODIs and two T20s – in 2012-13.

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    Deven Dalal
    May 11, 2015 at 2:23 pm
    BCCI should have known the rules about citizens entering India. My friend's ship crew was locked behind bars at Karachi as their Shipping company agent was late by 45 minutes. If they think we are trouble creators then they should look at their own history.
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      Harry Haran
      May 10, 2015 at 3:06 pm
      But why do we need to play with these s. Nothing has changed between India n stan. In fact they were brazen enough to release Lakhvi and have done nothing to detain that bigger terrorist - Hafiz Sayeed or Dawood. Y shud India even entertain them ? Then they would beg to play in IPL. Come on Mr. Dalmiya & BCCI - have some spine and self-respect. No country has sporting Links with an enemy nation or a terrorist country. Have they even apologised or changed their mindset ? Then why this feet of clay.
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        jamal
        May 12, 2015 at 9:45 am
        Bakwas.
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          jamal
          May 12, 2015 at 9:47 am
          Yar if have enough problem with us. Plz man show some guts and stop playing with us.
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            jamal
            May 11, 2015 at 2:04 am
            hahhah. What a conservative reply from all of the guys. stan is far Better than you. I admit that we are facing difficulties right now but will come very soon on it. One thing is sure if you guys play with us and definitely we will win then how can u control to ur emotion? Plz be careful if next time u wrote anything wrong against Pak. stan and India was one time together. and u people want to play with England because they ruled u. And whatever bad today is with stan, the sure reason is ur country.
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              jamal
              May 12, 2015 at 2:53 am
              Narrow mind People i never read ur newspaper. I am concern about my stani who was detained. And just omly come up with this page. Keep ur newspaper with urself.
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                jamal
                May 12, 2015 at 2:51 am
                Well what can i say...Simply...jab kisi k pas peesa ajae to wo apne aoqat bhol jate hai....
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                  venkatesh
                  May 11, 2015 at 6:34 am
                  Once more BCCI bent backwards to lick the dirty bottom of PCB , Sub continental match fixers once more united to resume their friendship
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                    KSMurty
                    May 11, 2015 at 8:57 am
                    Human relations should be more polished and dignified and should not be mixed with political influences.Good that at last some decency prevailed and the matter was sorted out to the satisfaction of all
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