Karachi September 17,2015:- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan once again said that it did not matter if the planned India-Pakistan bilateral series does not materialise, as it has not happened in so many years. (PCB seeks Abbas's assistance for Ind-Pak series)
"It does not matter whether we play India or not, as no series has taken place in so many years," Shahryar said. (ICC president Abbas feels it's right time revive Ind-Pak series)
Shahryar also denied that he had asked former Test captain Zaheer Abbas to use his influence as the President of the ICC to speak to the Indian board and convince them for the series.
"Zaheer has gone to India in his capacity as ICC president and not as a messenger of PCB. We have not asked for Zaheer's help for the revival of Pak-India series. He has gone to India as ICC president but he will inform us about the updates of the series on his return," he said.
The PCB chief admitted that there are 50 per cent chances of the revival of Pakistan-India series, which is scheduled to be held in December in the UAE.
"The BCCI has said that they are ready to play a series with Pakistan but they are yet to get a green signal from the new government," he said. "We are trying our level best to get a positive reply."
The PCB is still awaiting a response from the Indian cricket board on a letter Shaharyar wrote to secretary Anurag Thakur earlier this month asking him to confirm the series.
Khan also said that the PCB was trying to invite associate teams, who have qualified for the World Twenty20 to tour Pakistan before they go to India.
"We are in talks with Holland, Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong and Oman to tour Pakistan and I am positive they will visit here," he said.(NDTV)