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Pakistan will travel to India after getting permission from government

Talal Dar - 09-02-2016 - View: 489

Shaharyar Khan says they may ask ICC to shift Pakistan's games to a neutral venue

Pakistan will travel to India after getting permission from government

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan has revealed that they will ask the government for permission before travelling to India for the World T20 Championship and if the government did not allow, they will play the games at neutral venue.

Shaharyar said that Australian government had also stopped the team from travelling to Bangladesh for the ICC Under-19 World Cup due to security concerns so they will also refrain from touring if there would be chances of problems or protests of anti-Pakistan sentiments.

The chairman had toured India last year to discuss the Pakistan-India series but the BCCI office was attacked by activists of an Anti-Pakistan Political party. Government had asked PCB Chairman that why he had toured the neighbouring country without government permission.

Shaharyar Khan said that they will have to ask International Cricket Council (ICC) to hold Pakistan's matches in Sri Lanka or United Arab Emirates (UAE) if they do not get permission. India had also refused to send their team to neutral venue to play against Pakistan.

Pakistan and India had last played a Test series in 2007 in India whereas Pakistan also toured in 2012/2013 for T20 and ODI series. They had also play 2011 World Cup semifinals in India which means, if Pakistan government allows, Pakistan will tour India for the fourth time since India last came to Pakistan.

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