Anurag Thakur virtually rules out India-Pakistan cricket series

Anurag Thakur stated that it will be "impossible for PCB" to arrange the series in such a short time.

Anurag Thakur virtually rules out India-Pakistan cricket series

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has virtually ruled out the much-awaited cricket series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

Thakur stated that it will be "impossible for PCB" to arrange the proposed bilateral series in such a short time.

"It is not possible to arrange a series in such a short time. Even if we get a go ahead (from government) next week it will be virtually impossible to arrange a series in such a short time. At the same time it will have to be arranged by PCB," Thakur told reporters.

However, few days back, PCB chief Shaharyar Khan had said he was still awaiting BCCI's written reply on the proposed series later this month besides hoping that the Indian government gives green light to the resumption of cricketing ties in a "day or two".

The PCB had put forward tentative dates for the series comprising three ODIs and two T20 Internationals in Sri Lanka: December 15-January 4 or December 19-January 4.

(With Agency inputs)