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BCCI-PCB meet not official, govt to take final call on Indo-Pak series: Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur stated that the Indian government will take a final call on resumption of India-Pakistan cricket ties.

Updated: Oct 20, 2015, 00:30 AM IST
BCCI-PCB meet not official, govt to take final call on Indo-Pak series: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Monday stated that the Indian government will take a final call on resumption of India-Pakistan cricket ties.

Addressing reporters during the squad announcement for the remaining two ODIs and first two Tests against South Africa, the BJP MP also confirmed that BCCI-PCB discussion in New Delhi on Tuesday was not an official meeting between the two boards.

“We condemn the incident. If you want to protest, protest on the street but not at the office, home or residence.

We earlier said talks between PCB and BCCI may be may held but playing is different till the condition improved,” Thakur said with regards to the protest by Shiv Sena at BCCI's Mumbai office.

In Tuesday's meeting, Shukla will also be present.

The PCB chairman is also expected to meet top government officials.

Manohar had invited Khan for talks on the much-awaited series scheduled in December.

Khan and PCB's executive committee head Najam Sethi are in the city for the meeting after discussing the planned series with Thakur earlier on the sidelines of the ICC meeting in Dubai.

Thakur had assured him a final decision could be taken later this month and conveyed Manohar's invitation to visit India.

There is speculation that the two neighbours could play either a bilateral series in the UAE or agree to a possible triangular series in December also involving Bangladesh.

The meeting between the two boards was shifted to the capital after protesting Shiv Sena workers stormed the BCCI office in Mumbai.

(With Agency inputs)