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PCB seeks explanation on India series in December


PCB chief Shaharyar Khan believes an India-Pakistan series will help diminish tensions between the two countries


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has, in a letter to the BCCI, looked for clarity on the mooted reciprocal arrangement this December, indicating out that it was a piece of an update of comprehension (MOU) marked a year ago by the two sheets. The letter, composed on Tuesday by PCB administrator Shaharyar Khan to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, comes in the wake of a developing supposition in India - and resounded by the BCCI - that reciprocal cricket ties ought to be suspended given the current political strains between the two nations.

The MOU, for a sum of six arrangement somewhere around 2015 and 2023, had been consented to amid the ICC meeting a year ago and was the premise of Pakistan's contingent backing - after introductory resistance - to the ICC's authoritative patch up.

However political occasions in the later past have thrown questions over the recovery of the India-Pakistan arrangement as arranged. Thakur himself scotched the likelihood of cricket continuing till political comparisons had balanced out. In his letter today, Shaharyar called Thakur's announcement a "undesirable shadow" on the PCB-BCCI relationship.

"I am much confident that the Indian government will give its thumbs up to our arrangement paying little respect to any standard outskirt strain," Shaharyar composed. He said the arrangement would help both nations diminish the pressure, alluding to the arrangement in 1999 when Pakistan visited India regardless of issues brought on by periphery political activists, and additionally the arrival visit by India to Pakistan in 2003-04 notwithstanding security concerns.

The letter additionally tended to the issues encompassing Ten Sports' arrangement with the PCB. The PCB had as of late marked a five-year manage the supporter, however its binds to the Essel Group, which has debilitated to shape a breakaway universal association, had brought on issues.

ABOCcricinfo comprehends that some cricket sheets had been hesitant to play any arrangement in which Ten Sports is the host supporter, prompting a postponement in firming up the arrangements for an arrangement in the middle of England and Pakistan.

Shaharyar said in the letter that the issues had been determined and ICC and Ten Sports had conceded to a MOU in which the telecaster expressed that it has no goal of being a piece of any adversary class. Shaharyar met Subhash Chandra (the proprietor of Ten Sports) in London a month ago to clear any questions on the matter. The MOU between the ICC and Ten Sports is, on the other hand, supposedly yet to be assessed by the BCCI.


India have not played a respective Test preparation against Pakistan since 2007, however they did host them for 2’ T20Is and 3’ ODIs between December 2012 and January 2013.

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