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India, Pakistan nonetheless deadlocked over cricket collection

The impasse over a proposed collection between arch-rivals India and Pakistan continued with the heads of each the boards current in Dubai. Shashank Manohar, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief, is right here to familiarise with the working of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) after taking up as its chairman.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan can also be in Dubai to observe Pakistan play England within the one-day collection, however there isn’t any assembly scheduled between him and Manohar. The BCCI president advised The Nationwide newspaper that India has not acquired a reply from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on a proposal to play the matches in India.

“We need to play in India. That’s the factor,” Manohar stated. “Presently, we gave an choice to Pakistan asking them whether or not they’ll come to India. Pakistan was to get again to me, they have not acquired again to me. So I do not know what’s the place.”

Khan maintained his workforce won’t journey to India and would play the collection in United Arab Emirates (UAE), as agreed beneath the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed final yr. Khan stated a last choice on the collection will solely be taken by Pakistan authorities.

“The matter is now political,” Khan stated on Friday. “Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif has directed us that any choice will now be taken by the federal government and never by the PCB.”

Pakistan and India haven’t performed a bilateral collection since 2007. India stalled cricketing ties within the aftermath of 2008 terrorists’ assaults on Mumbai, which have been blamed on militants based mostly in Pakistan. Underneath the MoU each the boards had agreed to play six collection between 2015-2023, with 4 collection to be hosted by Pakistan. However all collection have been topic to clearance from the respective governments.

The December-January collection includes of two Exams, 5 one-day and two Twenty20 internationals however with time operating out the collection might be shortened to restricted over matches. There are studies that one other impartial venue — Sri Lanka or Bangladesh — may be thought-about, if India continued to refuse as UAE as venue.

PCB has hoped mediation from Giles Clarke, England and Wales Cricket Board president, additionally right here in Dubai to satisfy Manohar later Sunday, will help in a breakthrough on the destiny of the collection.

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