PCB offers three proposals to BCCI to resume Indo-Pak ties

Updated: Jul 13, 2012, 17:44 PM IST

Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put forward three proposals to its Indian counterparts in a bid to resume bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan.

The PCB has proposed that India can tour Pakistan, play them at a neutral venue or allow the PCB to host their home series in India, reports a newspaper.

PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said they had put forward a proposal to hire two stadiums in India to host their home series against India.

"It is only the basic principal issue which we have put forward. If they (BCCI) agree on that we can start discussion on the revenue sharing, and either it has to be revenue sharing or sole ownership of the series," Ashraf was quoted as saying.

"If it is an Indian series we can go and play there and BCCI gets all the revenue, and if they give us two stadium, PCB can play their own series there and the revenue can come to the PCB," he added.

Resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties took a positive turn after the foreign secretaries of both countries expressed their willingness to have more sporting contacts between the two nations.

Things started looking bright after BCCI invited Pakistan``s domestic champion outfit Sialkot Stallions to participate in the qualifying tournament of the Champions League Twenty20 to be held in South Africa later this year.

Also during Ashraf``s recent visit to India, and at the sidelines of last month``s International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meetings in Malaysia, the PCB chief had several meetings with BCCI President N Srinivasan.

According to sources, although both agreed to resume bilateral cricket ties, the BCCI is not in favour of either India playing in Pakistan or at neutral venues.