PCB Chairman Shaharyar M Khan. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 22 October: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar M Khan has said Pakistan’s participation in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T-20 will depend on resumption of cricket series between Pakistan and India.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Wednesday, the PCB chief said he travelled to India on the invitation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman for talks on resumption on cricket ties but returned empty handed due to violent protest of Indian extremist political party Shiv Sena. He said the ICC withdrew Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar from officiating one-day matches between India and South Africa due to security reasons and Pakistan will also review all issues before participation in the World T20 scheduled to be held in India next year.

Mr Shaharyar said the ICC President Zaheer Abbas has already raised concerns over security prospects for the Pakistani players and officials if they travelled to India for participation in the mega event. He said the PCB will be writing a complaint to the ICC and BCCI to register protest over the treatment mated out to Pakistani officials in India.

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