We are 'not begging' BCCI for bilateral series, says Shaharyar

PCB chairman wants Indian cricket board to honour signed MOU


Sports Desk December 01, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said that they are not begging Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) for a bilateral series, but instead are pushing them to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was signed by both the parties, where it was decided that the arch rivals will play at least six bilateral series, four of which were supposed to be played in Pakistan.

"We are not begging them to play us,” Shaharyar was quoted as saying by the PTI, as he was talking to the media after attending a meeting of the national standing committee for sports. “Please don't get that impression. But they [BCCI] signed a proper MOU with us to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 and they didn't meet their commitment.

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"It is our right as a cricket nation to push them to honour the MOU. They immediately owe us at least two home series as the last full bilateral series was played in India in 2007. In the MOU, Pakistan was to host four series between 2015 and 2023.”

Shaharyar, who was recently elected as the chairman of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), further said the PCB are in consultations with their lawyers over the issue, and will bring the issue up in the next meeting of ACC.

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"We have been consulting our lawyers on this issue of the MOU and we will be taking up this case of bilateral series at the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting this month," he said.

COMMENTS (6)

Chacha Jee | 4 years ago | Reply World learned from Pakistan that a hard core religious fanatic is a freedom fighter. Now, world is learning a new definition of begging. Stay put in Pakistan. If you want MoU implemented then go to China... Chinese have signed hundreds and hundreds of MoU with Pakistan
J.Niaz | 4 years ago | Reply What he says is clear and straightforward. So some of the comments are somewhat out of place. We should all realize that a Pakistan/India series is well worth following up.
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