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BCCI to approach Centre for Indo-Pak series: Report

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be seeking the Centre's approval to host an Indo-Pak series after Diwali.According to an Indian Express report, BCCI is keen to host five ODIs

India TV Sports Desk Updated on: November 10, 2015 10:46 IST
bcci to approach centre for indo pak series report
bcci to approach centre for indo pak series report

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be seeking the Centre's approval to host an Indo-Pak series after Diwali.

According to an Indian Express report, BCCI is keen to host five ODIs and two T20 international games with Pakistan in December, under the provisions of an MOU reached between the two boards last year.

BCCI and PCB had signed a pact for six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023.

Four of these series will be hosted by Pakistan. It will comprise six tours which include 14 Tests, 30 ODIs and 12 T20s. Pakistan last toured India in 2012-13.

Notably, India have not played a bilateral Test series against Pakistan since 2007, though they did host them for two T20Is and three ODIs between December 2012 and January 2013.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan on Monday said, the Indian board had conveyed to the PCB that they were ready to play the series but were waiting for clearance from the government

He also said that he's still waiting for his Indian counterpart to contact him regarding the proposed bilateral series in the UAE in December.

"We are expecting some response from the Indian Board on Monday or Tuesday after their Annual General Body Meeting," Khan said.

He said that the ball was now in the court of the BCCI and its president Shashank Manohar will now contact him regarding the matter.

"I know there are lot of people even in India who want the series to happen but we have done our part now I would like the BCCI President Shashank Manohar to contact me himself," Khan said.

Discussions between the two boards were disrupted by the Shiv Sena which stormed the BCCI office in Mumbai last month — PCB chief Shahryar Khan was supposed to hold a meeting with Indian board president Shashank Manohar.

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