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PCB's proposals to resume Indo-Pak ties

Press Trust Of India
Jul 12, 2012 at 12:32pm IST

Karachi: In a bid to resume bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put forward three proposals to their Indian counterparts.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has proposed that India can tour Pakistan, play them at a neutral venue or allow PCB to host their home series in India.

PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf on Thursday said that they have put forward the proposal to hire two stadiums in India to host their home series against India.

PCB's three proposals to resume Indo-Pak ties

PCB has proposed India can tour Pak, play them at a neutral venue or allow PCB to host its home series in in India.

"It is only the basic principal issue which we have put forward. If they (BCCI) agree on that we can start discussion on the revenue sharing, and either it has to be revenue sharing or sole ownership of the series," Ashraf told a news channel.

"If it is an Indian series we can go and play there and BCCI gets all the revenue and if they give us two stadium, PCB can play their own series there and the revenue can come to Pakistan Cricket Board," he said.

Resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties, which was severed after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, received a shot in the arm after the foreign secretaries of both the countries expressed their willingness to have more sporting contacts between the two nations.

Things started looking bright after BCCI invited Pakistan's domestic champion outfit Sialkot Stallions to participate in the Qualifying Tournament of Champions League Twenty20 to be held in South Africa later this year.

Also during the recent visit of Ashraf to India and at the sidelines of last month's ICC and ACC meetings in Malaysia, the PCB chief had several meetings with BCCI President N Srinivasan.

Although both agreed to resume bilateral cricket ties, according to sources, the BCCI is not in favour of either India playing in Pakistan or at neutral venues.

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