On Tuesday, Shahryar Khan, Pakistan cricket chief ruled out giving an ultimatum to India to play a proposed cricket series between both nations, adding the proposed plan does not go ahead he will make alternative fixtures with neighbouring India. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier this month wrote a letter to the cricket board in India seeking confirmation as to whether or not India would play five one-day, two Tests and two Twenty20 matches in the UAE in December and January.
However, not got any replied from BCCI and current political tension between the both nations, with frequent ceasefire violations on the LoC in the disputed Kashmir region, brought serious doubt over the first full series between both nation in eight years time. PCB chief said Our board will not ask India to agree to the matches which are due to be played in December-January in the UAE. “I don’t want to give any ultimatum to India but I am going to talk to them on the sidelines of International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting next month,” Khan told media.
“I will tell them that you (BCCI) have not yet taken permission from the government which is unfair and there will be two fall outs of that: one that we are not going to beg.” Khan further warned Pakistan it will take appropriate action if India does not honour their understanding. “We will go to the ICC and to the community,” said Khan
The ICC however has ruled out any interference, while adding the matter is between the both nations. “It is only fair they tell us so that we can have alternate arrangements,” said Khan. “It (any other series) will not be equal to an Indo-Pak series but we have to reach a decision.” India halted cricket matches with Pakistan in the wake of the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, which they blamed on militants based in Pakistan.