Negotiations on India-Pakistan cricket series expected during CT: PCB

PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan looks to discuss the matter with BCCI officials on June 4, when the two teams face-off in a Champions Trophy match, but admitted that the possibilities of a bilateral series remain bleak.

While PCB maintains that BCCI did not honour an MOU, signed in 2014, to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023, BCCI refutes the same   -  AFP


Amidst bleak chances of an India-Pakistan bilateral cricket series in the near future, a top Pakistani official on Sunday said the two countries are likely to hold talks during a Champions Trophy match in England in June.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan said he would discuss the matter once again with the Indian cricket board officials during the June 4 ICC Champions Trophy match between the two at Edgbaston, Dunya News reported. Khan admitted that the chances of a bilateral series with India remain bleak.

On May 3, the PCB sent a legal notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not honouring an MOU, signed in 2014, to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Alleging a loss of $200-300 million, the PCB asked for a $60 million compensation for losses faced due to India’s refusal to play the series.

The BCCI has maintained that no legal document was signed regarding the series and that cricket with Pakistan was subject to government approval.

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