PCB not 'begging' just pushing BCCI to honour bilateral series MoU, says Shahryar Khan

Shahryar Khan is set to raise the issue up in the next meeting of the ACC scheduled to take place in Colombo on December 17.

By Sahil Bakshi | Updated: Dec 02, 2016, 09:28 AM IST
PCB not 'begging' just pushing BCCI to honour bilateral series MoU, says Shahryar Khan

New Delhi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has reiterated his stance in persuading BCCI to honour the signed MoU between the two boards.

Khan said that they are not begging but pushing their Indian counterparts to not politicise the Indo-Pak cricket and implement the MoU as per which a total of six series between 2015-2023 are to be played between the two cricketing giants.

"Both India and Pakistan have to play bilateral cricket according to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between them," Shahryar was quoted saying by the Dawn.

"Pakistan is also set to plead its case at the upcoming meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). We have consulted our lawyers to advise us on the issue. Though the ACC session is related to development, we will discuss the issue with India about the bilateral series on the sideline," he added.

As per express Tribune the PCB Chief said "We are not begging them to play us. Please don't get that impression. But they [BCCI] signed a proper MOU with us to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 and they didn't meet their commitment."

"It is our right as a cricket nation to push them to honour the MOU. They immediately owe us at least two home series as the last full bilateral series was played in India in 2007. In the MOU, Pakistan was to host four series between 2015 and 2023," he added as per Express Tribune.

Shahryar Khan was recently elected as the chairman of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and is all set to raise the issue up in the next meeting of the ACC scheduled to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 17.

The never-ending political tensions between the two nations have seen not even a single Test series being organised between the two since 2007.