PCB chief Shahryar to meet Dalmiya, chances of an Indo-Pak series brighten

By: admin
Updated: 09 May 2015 11:10 AM
Kolkata: The prospect of an Indian-Pakistan series this year has certainly brightened as the chiefs of two cricket boards are meeting on Sunday to finalise the schedule. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan will arrive in Kolkata this evening and will meet BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Sunday.


There is a possibility that India will play a full length series against their arch rivals Pakistan in November-December. The series may have 3 Test matches, 5 ODIs and a couple of T20s. And the matches could be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.


Pakistan last played against India in a bilateral series in 2012 and played 3 ODIs, which the visiting team won 2-1.

Sources also indicate that PCB chairman Khan in his visit to Kolkata, might invite the top BCCI officials to visit Pakistan for the upcoming Pakistan-Zimbabwe series. Pakistan Cricket Board wants to showcase the recent condition of security in their country so that other cricket boards send their teams to play there.


The series between the two nations are all set but both PCB and BCCI officials fear that ICC president N Srinivasan could play a spoilsport in their plan as ICC's role in deciding the international cricket calendar is also crucial. BCCI and PCB are planning to stage 8 series between the arch rivals in next 5 years out of which five series will be Pakistan's home.


This possible threat from Srinivasan will also be discussed in the meeting between Shahryar and Dalmiya.