The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appealed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to arrange a formal meeting between the cricket authorities of the two nations in order to settle down all the core issues that are delaying the resumption of bilateral cricket.
The PCB has also requested the BCCI to concede some sort of compensation for the bilateral cricket series of 2009, which was abandoned by the latter due to security concerns.
The PCB has reiterated that its stance on resuming cricketing ties with India is clear and open but it cannot comply with the International Cricket Council’s Future Tour Programmes (FTPs) unless the BCCI agrees to compensate the loss Pakistan suffered for skipping the home series two years back.
PCB’s Chief Operating Officer, Subhan Ahmad, said, “Everything is in the air. And frankly speaking even our policy on resuming bilateral cricket ties with India would only be made once we get a formal invitation from the Indians for a meeting or for next year’s series in India.”
“Our line is very clear even now we want resumption of bilateral cricket ties with India as soon as possible. But obviously we also have in mind that India has to compensate us for the FTP tour they didn’t undertake in early 2009,” blogs.bettor.com quoted him as saying.
Pakistan and Indialast played a bilateral series in 2007. In 2009, team India was scheduled to tour Pakistan but didn’t.
Since the two team’s accidental encounter in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Cricket Diplomacy has been in operation again and the two counties seem to be willing to rejuvenate bilateral ties.