By CricketCountry Staff
New Delhi: June 2, 2012
A week after Pakistan Cricket Board Chief (PCB) Zaka Ashraf revealed that they are willing to adjust their itinerary to play a series with India, he further confirmed that talks with International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar and chairman of Indian Premier League (IPL) Rajiv Shukla were ‘fruitful’.
Though Ashraf refused to divulge more details about the meeting he was positive about the topic being discussed further at the annual conference of ICC to be held in Kaula Lampur, Malaysia later this month.
Rajiv Shukla is also believed to have assured Ashraf about Pakistani players participating in IPL 6 next year. “ We are seriously thinking of including Pakistan players in IPL 6. Hey could be part of the auction as well. We have already taken a positive step in this direction by inviting Sialkot Stallions for the fourth edition of Champions League T20 later this year,” Shukla was quoted as saying by DNA.
According to media reports published earlier, both Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and PCB were in talks to organize a short series between the two rival nations in December this year.