PCB announces filing of case against BCCI before ICC Committee

"That is why the board had sent a letter to the ministry to clear their stand with regards to playing Pakistan", the BCCI official said, according to the news report.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday said that he would step down from his post in August after completing his three-year term.

"India signed a proper MoU which is more off a contract between the two Boards to play six series out of which two have already been wasted while the third this year is also unlikely. Unless the government gives its nod, the BCCI can not do anything". "If the government gives the green signal then the BCCI will decide where to play".

In 2016, the BCCI attempted to organise a home series against Pakistan, however, the unstable situation in the country and the terror attacks on Indian soil prevented that from coming to fruition.

"We have prepared a legal case against the BCCI", he said.

Numerous players in the teams have never played against each other.

An overhauled side gained a consolation win against the Proteas in a day-nighter at Adelaide Oval to lose the series 2-1 and then hammered visiting Pakistan 3-0.

Shaharyar also remained chairman of PCB between 2003 and 2006 and was instrumental in getting the Indian team to tour Pakistan in 2004 after a gap of almost 14 years with the tour turning out to be a blockbuster success for cricket boards of both the countries.

"It is a great loss to cricket that we are not playing against each other like we should".

Talking to newsmen on Monday, the chairman said, "We want to host Bangladesh but its chances are not bright". It has been scheduled and the two Asian teams will be meeting each other in the 2017 Champions Trophy on June 4 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

  • Julie Sanders