The Pakistan Cricket Board has on Saturday, urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to decide over its participation in the bilateral series against Pakistan to be held in Srilanka, by December 7th. A top official from the PCB said that they will not have adequate time to make arrangements for the series, if the BCCI does not decide over its participation by tomorrow.
The official from the Pakistan Cricket Board, who does not want to be named said that the PCB was not positive about getting the Indian Government’s nod over hosting the series in Srilanka.
“We don’t have much time to make preparations. If the Indian Government does not decide over the series by tomorrow, its all over”, the official said.
“There are a lot of logistics involved is hosting the series in a third country. It is not a easy job. We have to acquire several permissions from the government there. It is very difficult to arrange for sponsors and get things in order”, he added.
When asked about the future plans of Pakistan in case the series does not go ahead, the official said that Pakistan will arrange for a fitness camp to all its players before leaving for the tour of New Zealand, if the series does not take place.
He also added that Pakistan may look to organize a series against India, after consultation with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), to host the series in England, next summer.