India is not interested to play a cricket series with us, said Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan. He said that Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj didn’t give a green signal regarding India- Pakistan cricket series.
“We were hopeful that Sushma Swaraj’s visit will make things better but it did not happen,” said Shahryar Khan,Chief of Pakistan Cricket Board.
“We wanted to play, but India did not respond positively. It is already too late to organise the series and we don’t have time for the series anyway,” he said.
Khan also said, the PCB “will decide the future plan after analysing options under legal aspects and consultation.”
“Cricket was impossible in a climate of terror.” said Thakur(BJP MP)
“No disrespect to the players of the both the teams but the excitement level will not be very high. When Sourav Ganguly’s team toured Pakistan in 2004-05 and Inzamam-ul-Haq’s team came to India in 2007-08, the excitement levels were way high because of the quality of the players in both sides,” Gavaskar said.
“They (India and Pakistan) – unlike the Ashes — haven’t played bilateral series since 2012 and before that also the contest between the two was pretty sporadic. So, I don’t think this has affected world cricket at all,” he said.
According to the ICC calendar, India and Pakistan were originally scheduled to play two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals in December-January 2016. But this does not seem to happen in the upcoming year.