Though the Centre is yet to respond to a letter sent by BCCI two weeks ago seeking permission to play Pakistan, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel once again reiterated on Saturday that it is unlikely that the two nations will resume bilateral series any time soon.
Other notable worldwide players that were bought include Bangladesh batsman Imrul Kayes and Zimbabwe's Sean Williams as well as Pakistan pacemen Sohail Tanvir and Rumman Raees. Furthermore, Pakistan will host series between the A and U19 cricket teams. If that series materialises at all, then the PCB may want to play at a neutral venue and come to Indian to honour its commitment to in December- January for the scheduled three Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is.
Chairman Shahryar Khan has announced that Pakistan and Afghanistan would play two T20 matches with each other, according to dawn.
However, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that politics will not be allowed to interfere in cricket.
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He told police the "shooting stemmed from Himmelman and Oneschuk disrespecting Arthurs' Muslim faith", the police report states. He was arrested on possession of unregistered destructive devices and unlawful storage of explosive charges.
On May 3, the PCB initiated formal dispute resolution proceedings against the BCCI to claim compensation and damages it suffered due to BCCI's refusal to play bilateral series with the Pakistan Cricket Board. While the first of those matches will be played in Kabul, the next one is slated to take place in Lahore.
"I hope this tour should be used to positively influence the political arena and create a good atmosphere between the two friendly nations", he said. The word is that the PCB side has talked of holding matches in September when the entire world cricket would come to a virtual standstill. "We have a very deep set and brotherly relationship with our neighbor board the ACB", he said. However, the series was cancelled after discussions between the two boards did not meet fruition. We really value this relation. "We congratulate the ACB on the heartening success and popularity of Afghan Cricket and look forward to working with our partners at the ACB to further the strong bond between our two boards".
The PCB chairman said eight or nine Pakistani players would be facilitated in their endeavours to participate in an Afghan cricket league.