PCB chief Najam Sethi hopes Pakistan to play India in 2014

The PCB chairman Najam Sethi said he has hopes his country might play a cricket series with arch-rivals India in late 2014 after talks with his Indian counterpart during an Asian Cricket Council gathering in Hong Kong.

Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi said late Thursday after coming back from Hong Kong that he was told by N. Sirinivasan, president of the BCCI, that he would consider a series for next year right after general elections in India. The PCB chief said there’s no written deal between the 2 boards on when and where a series might be played.

If a series is organized, however, India would likely be the host as no international team has toured Pakistan since 2009 when gunmen assaulted the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore. India was due to tour Pakistan in 2009 and once again in 2011, but both occasions the series were delayed due to security issues.

Najam Sethi said he doesn’t anticipate any international teams visiting Pakistan soon because of the country’s instability.


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