India Pakistan rivalry  in cricket is considered to be most watched across the globe © PTI
India Pakistan rivalry in cricket is considered to be most watched across the globe © PTI

Shaharyar Khan, president of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) showed hard feelings when he said his country will not “kneel down” before India for the bilateral series. According to the MoU signed by both the boards, a series is scheduled for both the countries in the UAE later in the year. However, the downfall in the recent political relations between the nations have had a bad effect in cricket, leading to the repeated delay of the series by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Earlier, Shaharyar said, “We will not go to India to play our home series. I will now be seeking a clear stance from the Indian Cricket board on the planned series [in December in UAE] by sending them a letter this week.” READ: Pakistan won’t play their home series in India: Shaharyar Khan

According to dailytimes.com.pk, the administrator added, “It does not matter whether we play India or not, because no series has not taken place in so many years.” Shaharyar said former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas had gone to India in his capacity as International Cricket Council’s president and not as a messenger of the PCB. “We have not asked for Zaheer’s help for the revival of Pak-India series. He has gone to India as ICC president but he will inform us about the updates of the series on his return,” he said.

He further said there are 50 percent chances of the revival of Pakistan-India series which would be held in December in the UAE. “The BCCI has said that they are ready to play a series with Pakistan but they have to get a green signal from its new government,” he signed off.