Shahryar discard all reports for holding talks with BCCI for Pak- India series


ISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan Tuesday discarded all reports regarding having talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for holding of Pak-India bilateral series.
While talking to media here outside the Parliament House, he
said, “We would be going to the International Cricket Council (ICC)
Champions Trophy scheduled to be held in England next month where
our Indian counterparts would also be present. But possibility of
getting into talks with BCCI for Pak-India series won’t be
happening,” he said.
Pakistan and India would meet on June 4 (Sunday) at Birmingham
during the Champions Trophy.
Speaking about Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan, Shahryar said
PCB would involve both players with the board in the days to come.
“We would talk with Misbah and Younis and would offer them our
proposals which hopefully they would accept,” he said.
He said replacement of Misbah would be named before the test
series against Sri Lanka in September. However without naming he
said everyone is aware who would be the next test captain.
Expressing his views regarding replacement of Umar Akmal for
CT, he said he was disappointed that a talented batsman like Umar
failed the fitness test.
He said Umar’s first test was taken prior to the Pakistan Cup
held in Rawalpindi last month which disappointingly he failed to
clear the fitness test prior to CT.
“We would be conducting a proper inquiry as to why Umar failed the
fitness test,” he said.
He further said he won’t be contesting the next PCB elections.
“PCB Chairman is elected from among ten members through a proper
process and the prime minister who is also PCB’s Patron-
in-Chief has the right to appoint two technocrats in the governing
board,” he said and added he would be presiding over the last PCB’s
Annual General Meeting on May 25.