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BCCI sources deny any talks with government on India-Pak series

29 Mar 2017 | Written by Rishikesh Malkhede; Edited by NewsBytes Desk
India - Pakistan to resume cricketing ties?

Denying the reports of sending a letter to the government seeking permission to hold bilateral series with Pakistan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sources have said that no letter has been sent.

According to reports, BCCI had asked permission from the government to hold bilateral series with Pakistan in Dubai in November this year.

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28 Mar 2017BCCI seeks government's permission to play Pakistan

Under the Future Tours & Programme (FTP) agreement signed between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2014, the BCCI has asked permission from the Indian government to hold a bilateral series with the neighbours.

Reportedly, BCCI wrote to the Home ministry asking their permission to play with Pakistan in Dubai later this year.

Government denied permission to hold bilateral series in 2016

India was keen on holding a bilateral series with Pakistan in 2016, but was denied permission by the Indian government owing to tensions between the two countries after violent attacks on the India-Pakistan border.
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29 Mar 2017BCCI sources deny any talks with government on India-Pak series

PCB chief says BCCI has not contacted them

Pakistan Cricket Board chief Sharayar Khan has said that reports about BCCI contacting PCB were false and no discussion has happened in regard with the bilateral series between the two nations.

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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan said they are considering legal action against the BCCI for failing to play a scheduled bilateral-series with Pakistan.

The PCB said they would first approach the ICC to resolve the issue, failing which they will take legal action against the BCCI.

Pakistan said that because of India reneging from the series they faced a loss of $1 million.