Will not go to India for T20 World Cup ‘in current circumstances’: Chairman PCB

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LAHORE:Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shehreyar Khan said on Wednesday that there is only a slim chance of an Indo-Pak cricket series. Shehreyar Khan said that if India does not reply to the letter then it will be assumed that the series will not take place.

Talking at a press conference, Chairman Shehreyar Khan said that he had gone to India on invitation of Indian cricket board. He said that he had expressed reservations regarding meeting in Mumbai but the Indian officials had assured of complete security.

Expressing disappointment over attitude of Indian cricket board officials, Shehreyar Khan said that he had gone to India to inquire about Indo-Pak series yet no positive reply had been given.Chairman PCB said that he would set the terms of negotiation if he received an invitation again for a visit. He said that Pakistan has not played cricket with India for 8 years and another year would not make much difference but organizing such series would positively impact the relationship between the 2 countries.

Shehreyar Khan said that ‘a handful of people’ have taken ‘Modi Sarkar’ and Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) as hostage. He said that if the situation continues to deteriorate, Pakistan will not take part in ICC World T20 cup which will take place in India.

Earlier the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday caved in to the pressure from Indian Hindu extremist outfit Shiv Sena and stopped Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar from performing his duties as an international umpire.

According to details, Dar had been selected for the ongoing series between India and South Africa but he won’t be able to perform his responsibilities as umpire now because ICC itself has removed him after threats from Shiv Sena. Agencies

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