PCB hasn't received any reply from PM: Shahryar Khan

Chairman says we should not jump to conclusions before both governments give green signal to their boards


Sports Desk November 26, 2015
A file photo of Shahryar Khan addressing a press conference in Lahore. PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan put a stop to all the speculations about the Pakistan-India series saying that he hasn't received any reply from the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"I haven't received any reply from the PM," said Shahryar, while addressing reporters.

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"Whenever I will receive anything, I will be the first one to forward it to the people. I hope the PM's reply will reach us in a day or two.

When asked if he has received any telephone call or anything else from the PM or his office, Shahryar said: "I have been a government servant for more than 35 years and it was normal practice for us not to believe anything untill it came in written.

I haven't received anything in written so the media should not jump to conclusions until everything is finalised and announced."

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Earlier on Thursday, a PM House statement said quoting the premier, "Given the current security situation, PCB should hold short series with India at a third location."

After a few hours, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla announced that India and Pakistan will play five cricket matches starting December 15 in Sri Lanka.

Shahryar's claim that he hasn't received anything brings everything back to square one.

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"Everything will be announced once both governments give a green signal for the series," added Shahryar.

On question on return of international cricket to Pakistan, the PCB chairman said the state of security was the only reason for the delay.

"The only reason Pakistan isn’t hosting international teams is security. We are slowly opening the doors to international cricket," concluded Shahryar.

COMMENTS (2)

Romm | 5 years ago | Reply It's just Strategy to avoid embarrassing situation if Modi does not allow the Indian board.
Lion King | 5 years ago | Reply Quite frankly this person gives me nausea by his total lack of sense of self respect for himself and this unfortunate country where petty characters likes him are on such important positions.
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