Najam Sethi    AFP
Najam Sethi AFP

Last week, ICC announced that there will be Test and ODI leagues in the near future. The other question whether BCCI would agree to field a team against Pakistan, especially in a bilateral series was also raised. On Wednesday, PCB chief Najam Sethi said that during the last week s ICC meet in Auckland BCCI had neither approved nor rejected the proposal. It must also be noted that both sides are yet to play a full bilateral series, something that has been disapproved by the Indian government since 2012-13 owing to political tensions between the two countries. PCB to play ICC world leagues only if BCCI respects MoU

The ICC floated an FTP for all Test playing nations for the period 2019-2023 including the Pakistan-India matches. The BCCI has neither approved nor rejected the proposed FTP. We are sure India will eventually want the ICC to include the clause of government clearance in the FTP for matches between the two countries. But at the Auckland meeting they neither approved nor rejected the proposed 19 matches. That compensation claim is a different matter and we are waiting for the ICC board to ratify some amendments to the disputes resolution clause after which our case is prepared. We are seeking compensation for two series that we were supposed to host against India in 2014 to 2016. But I think the problem of Pakistan and India matches in these leagues will only be resolved in the coming months, said Sethi, as reported by PTI.