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Hopes fading for Pak-India series: PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan

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India won’t agree to cricket series with Pakistan under such atmosphere: Shahryar

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan said on Thursday that hopes for Pak-India December series are fading away.

“The kind of atmosphere that is there in India right now, they won’t agree to a cricket series,” said the chairman during news conference in Lahore.

Earlier this month, PCB wrote a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seeking reply about the tour consisting of two Tests, five ODI and two T20 matches in the United Arab Emirates in December and January.

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But India did not even care to reply and current political crisis between the two nations, with recurrent ceasefire breaches alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region, has cast serious doubt over the first full-fledged series between the two countries after 2007.

Shahryar Khan told reporters today that he had spoken to BCCI officials on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting.

Responding questions about the future of Pakistan’s T20 team, PCB chairman said that Shahid Afridi would carry on leading the side in the shortest format of cricket.

“Afridi is a match-winner and will stay the T20 captain until the World T20 tournament,” he added.

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