ISLAMABAD,: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday said the Indo-Pak series will be held in December next year as the Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has got a green-signal from their government.
Talking to APP, a PCB official said the said series is likely to be held in the UAE. “The PCB is hopeful that a final shape would be given by the BCCI to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between both the boards,” he said adding under the MoU both Pakistan and India will play six bilateral series in five years in the future tours program.
The official said chairman who will be attending the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference underway at Melbourne and will discuss the said MoU with his Indian counterpart. The ICC meeting will end on June 28.
The official said the other matter on the PCB agenda for the ICC meeting is to push for a reduction in the fivecyear ban on young pace bowler Mohammad Aamir).
An amended in the ICC anti-corruption code is likely to be implemented to facilitate a quicker return to international cricket for players serving long-term bans. The idea behind the move is to help the player get ready to play competitive cricket as soon as the ban period is over rather than wait for the ban to end before he can start training.
“PCB Chairman will try his level best to convince the ICC for a reduction in the young pacer’s ban and giving him the permission to resume playing,” he said.
Meanwhile, Former Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has while hailing the news of Indo-Pak series to be held in December next year said this was the need of the hour which is undoubtedly done with the all-out efforts of the PCB Chairman Najam Sethi.
“Sethi had been paying special attention for the revival of Indo-Pak series and it is great to hear that,” he said.
The former pacer said besides cricket other sports activities should also be played between both the nations. “This way both countries can improve their relation,” he said.