Pak-In­dia cricket se­ries very im­por­tant: Salahud­din

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

IS­LAM­ABAD—For­mer chief se­lec­tor Salahud­din has said that the cricket se­ries be­tween Pak­istan and In­dia is very im­por­tant at the mo­ment.

“The se­ries be­tween Pak­istan and In­dia would also be ben­e­fi­cial for In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil (ICC),” a pri­vate news chan­nel quoted him as say­ing.

It may be men­tioned that the PCB signed an agree­ment in which it agreed to the idea of the Big 3’s in­flu­ence on world cricket in 2014 with the clear un­der­stand­ing that In­dia would play six se­ries with us over a pe­riod of eight years.

Th­ese se­ries would have been played in In­dia or a mu­tu­ally agreed venue in a third coun­try. The BCCI told PCB that they needed per­mis­sion from the In­dian gov­ern­ment for th­ese se­ries and PCB agreed to wait for that but that per­mis­sion never came through.

PCB even agreed to play In­dia in Sri Lanka back in De­cem­ber but even that per­mis­sion was not forth­com­ing from the In­dian side and as a re­sult the se­ries didn’t hap­pen. It also showed that In­dia had not met PCB’s con­di­tions for ac­cept­ing the Big 3 for­mula.

Speak­ing about Sal­man Butt and Muham­mad Asif, he said they should also be given a chance in the Pak­istan Su­per League (PSL).

He also said that Pak­istan team has not found re­place­ment of Muham­mad Asif yet and Muham­mad Amir will have to be very care­ful in Eng­land.—APP

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