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India not interested in playing with Pakistan: Former PCB chief

Giving a new twist to the hot debate on 'Indo-Pak cricket ties', former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt said that India was not interested in playing with Pakistan and Pakistan board should stop wasting its time trying to organise a series.

India not interested in playing with Pakistan: Former PCB chief

New Delhi: Giving a new twist to the hot debate on 'Indo-Pak cricket ties', former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt said that India was not interested in playing with Pakistan and Pakistan board should stop wasting its time trying to organise a series.

"It is a waste of time. It is never going to happen because the Indian board is not interested in playing against us. They use the excuse of their government's permission all the time to not play us," Ijaz told Daily Times on Saturday.

Former Test batsman is sure that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would not play Pakistan in December. "The Indians playing us at an offshore venue is out of question. The truth is they don't want to play us. When I was chairman, we even offered to play our home series in India if we got to keep the revenues but they flatly refused," he recalled.

"We may talk about friendship all the time, but the fact is the Indian cricket officials have always tried to hurt us in every way possible. Ethically they owe us at least two home series but they will not play even now," Ijaz added.

From Zee News

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