BCCI to convince Pakistan to tour India: source

New ICC chairman Shashank Manohar hopes to convince Shahryar Khan during world body's meeting


Sports Desk November 19, 2015
PHOTOS: AFP

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to convince the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to visit India for a short series in December even after the latter ruled out any possibility of following that option.

During his visit to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) office later this week, BCCI president Shashank Manohar is reportedly going to discuss PCB chairman Shahryar Khan's refusal to visit India for the series.

"Manohar will be going to Dubai to take over as the chairman from Srinivasan. He might take up the issue there and try to convince Pakistan to tour India. Clarke, who is a senior figure in the ICC, will play the mediator," a source in BCCI said, according to DNA India.

We can survive without playing India: PCB chairman

The PCB chairman has made it clear that his team will not be visiting India to play a series which is supposed to be hosted by Pakistan in the UAE.

However, Indian media reports suggest that Shashank will try to convince  Shahryar to visit India while the ICC’s Pakistan task force head Giles Clarke will be acting as mediator.

Shashank replaced N Srinivasan as the ICC chairman after the members of BCCI lifted their support from the latter in the annual general meeting on November 9.

Shahryar Khan wants to know India's reason to not play in UAE

Last week, the BCCI chief officially invited Pakistan for a bilateral series in December. However, Khan had declined the offer, saying they wanted to play at home, which is the UAE. But the BCCI is not keen on playing the series in the UAE.

Shahryar made it clear to the media that if India does not visit the UAE for the series, they will face monetary issues and they might have to cut down 50 percent or more budget to accommodate the losses.

Shashank was quoted by DNA India

COMMENTS (9)

Omar Sadiq | 6 years ago | Reply When the West Indies canceled their tour half-way thru in India and if any other country cancels or backs out on their commitment, isn't that country/cricket board liable for payment to the host country???? I know the answer is YES! Then why doesn't the PCB file a case against the BCCI and demands its losses thru BCCI's refusal to tour???????? As soon as the PCB files a lose case against the BCCI, the Indian team will be on the next flight to UAE to honor its commitment. PCB......for a change, use your head and avail the options available to you. It is awin-win situation for you.
Angry Pitbull | 6 years ago | Reply All money matters
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