PCB, BCCI to meet in Dubai today

PCB, BCCI to meet in Dubai today

PCB, BCCI to meet in Dubai today

The Indian cricket board's acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has mentioned that they can still indulge in the bilateral cricket series with Pakistan, but the decision lies on the Indian government's hand.

Board of Control for Cricket in India and Pakistan Cricket Board officials are scheduled to meet in Dubai to discuss a bilateral series, but Goel's message to BCCI is very clear.

"Pakistan is spreading terrorism in Kashmir, indulging in cross-border terrorism".

The PCB delegation will hold a meeting with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) delegation to inquire as to why India refused to play a bilateral series with Pakistan. "Terrorism and sports will not run side by side", he added.

The PCB had also demanded compensation close to United States dollars 60 million from the BCCI for not honouring the MoU signed when N. Srinivasan was at the helm of affairs in the Indian board. "Bilateral series in the current situation is not possible", the Sports Minister said on the BCCI-PCB meet in Dubai.

"PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan, Najam Sethi and chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmad is representing Pakistan at the meeting which is being attended by BCCI officials and a member of the interim committee in India", one source said. "If Indian cricket board does not budge then the matter will be taken to International Cricket Council (ICC)", he added. Pakistan was supposed to host four of those series. BCCI has already started the process to look for Team India's new coach and even invited applications for the same, as Kumble's contract will expire post Champions Trophy 2017. The two nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to take part in six bilateral series between 2015 and 2012.

Despite not playing a full-fledged bilateral series against Pakistan since the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, the arch-rivals have played each other a number of times in the ICC events, with the most recent coming at the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup.

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