PESHAWAR, 10 November: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has proposed to Pakistan to play a series in India, comprising five one-day internationals and two T-20 matches.

Indian media reports quoting a top BCCI official said they want cricketing ties with Pakistan and don’t want politics to hamper cricket. The official said all the matches will be played in those parts of India where there will be no fear of political disturbance. Top BCCI officials are in the talks with the government in this respect.

Earlier, the BCCI in a letter to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 29 October expressed regret over the cancellation of talks between PCB chief Shaharyar Khan and BCCI president Shashank Manohar.

Mr Shaharyar along with a three-member PCB delegation had visited India to know Indian response on the series as per the MoU signed last year. However, members of Indian extremist party Shiv Sena sabotaged the scheduled meeting at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, when around 40 to 50 individuals stormed the venue of the meeting.

The two countries have not played a full series against each other since 2007, though Pakistan toured India for a short series in December 2012.

Shaharyar had said after coming back to Pakistan that Pakistan will reconsider their participation in the ICC World T20 in India if the latter did not fulfil their commitment of playing series with Pakistan.


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