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We aren't begging but will push for series against India: PCB

BCCI signed a proper Memorandum of Understanding with us to play 6 bilateral series between 2015 and 2023, says Shaharyar Khan

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Redemption path

They aren't exactly "begging" to play against them but Board Chairman says PCB is well within its rights to "push" the into honouring the Memorandum of Understanding for six bilateral series between the two countries.

"We are not begging them to play us. Please don't get that impression. But they (BCCI) signed a proper Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with us to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 and they didn't meet their commitment," Shaharyar told the media in after attending a meeting of the national standing committee on

"It is our right as a 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 in 2007. In the MOU, was to host four series between 2015 and 2023," he said.

Shaharyar, a former career diplomat, said that both countries have to play bilateral according to the MOU signed in 2014 during the ICC meeting and the PCB depended on these series for huge financial boosts.

He said had lost huge revenue due to India's refusal to play them and that was the reason the matter was also been taken up by the ICC executive board in Cape Town.

"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.

Shaharyar was recently elected Chairman of the ACC and will chair the next meeting in Colombo on December 17.

Though the ACC meet is being held to discuss development issues and future schedule of tournaments, the PCB chief said he will discuss the MOU with

First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 15:42 IST