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PCB will not oppose N Srinivasan’s appointment as ICC Chairman

The PCB were assured a bilateral series with India © Getty Images
The PCB were assured a bilateral series with India © Getty Images

Karachi: Jun 23, 2014

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) isn’t likely to oppose the appointment of N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) this week in Melbourne after they were assured a bilateral series with India next year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A well placed source in the PCB told PTI that chairman, Najam Sethi and chief operating officer Subhan Ahmad have been in touch with BCCI officials and have been told that the BCCI has got positive signals from its government to resume bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan.

Sethi also announced last week that Pakistan could be hosting India next year for a bilateral series as the newly installed Indian government had also given clearance for such a series. “The PCB is also hoping that the BCCI will give final shape to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two boards at the last meeting under which Pakistan and India will play five bilateral series from 2015 to 2022 in the future tours program,” he said.

Pakistan is to host three of these series as “home” contests either at neutral venues or in Pakistan if conditions allow. “With a lot at stake as far as Indo-Pak bilateral cricket relations are concerned the PCB will not oppose the appointment of Srinivasan in Melbourne although Sethi has said that Pakistan’s support to the big three in the ICC and the widespread governance and financial model changes is conditional,” the source said.

He said the PCB was right now only interested in signing proper agreements with India and other boards for bilateral series over the next seven-year period. Another PCB official said that in the ICC meet Pakistan would also be pushing for a reduction in the five-year ban on young pace bowler Mohammad Aamer whose punishment ends in September, 2015.

“Sethi has consulted lawyers and his aides and Pakistan will try to convince the executive board members that Aamer should be given permission to resume playing first class cricket from this season in Pakistan,” he said.

The ICC annual conference is also due to discuss a code of ethics for the executive board, which is expected to be approved by its members to provide the framework under which the new regime will operate. “The key change to the code will be to assert that executive board members are at meetings not as independent directors of the ICC but as representatives of their home boards,” the source said.

 

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