DUBAI: Revival of the India-Pakistan series is in doubt as the current prevailing situation between India and Pakistan cricket boards are not optimistic. According to the sources, Shashank Manohar and Shahryar have failed to meet and discuss the India-Pakistan Cricket ties despite of them both being in Dubai on Saturday.
The incident has cleared the air between the BCCI and PCB showcasing the stance of the two boards over the scheduled India and Pakistan series in December, 2015. The BCCI and PCB are unlikely to take a back step in their decisions, which means the chances of reviving the cricket ties between the two nations are fewer on the note.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has earlier proposed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play the scheduled India-Pakistan cricket series in India, instead of UAE as per the MoU signed last year. The BCCI cited security concerns and the safety of the venue as problems for India to tour UAE. It also proposed a formula over the distribution of the revenue generated, if the series is played in India. Sources said that Pakistan has been given majority of the share in revenue as it was to host the matches as per the MoU.
When asked about the reason behind the chiefs not meeting in Dubai, an official from the ICC said “It is very clear. The meeting did not take place because it is not on the agenda of the two boards. Manohar had visited the ICC as the head of the governing council and carried on his duties. PCB chief will leave Dubai on Sunday”.
On the other hand, BCCI chief Shashank Manohar said ” Our stance will not change whatsoever. There is no question of the Indian team playing in UAE. We are worried over the safety of the venue. We could have definitely toured Pakistan had the Lahore attacks did not take place, to remind you we have done it twice before”, the Cricbuzz reported.