Pak-India cricket series very important: Salahuddin
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