PCB aiming to improve relations with BCCI via bilateral series

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“We are more focused on having a bilateral series with India”

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has revealed that he is primarily focused on improving relations with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and aims to do so via a bilateral series.

The BCCI have already expressed their interest in hosting an ODI tri-series, involving Pakistan and Sri Lanka, if their tour of South Africa fails to go ahead.

However, Sethi stated that the tri-series can wait since a bilateral series would prove more effective in helping improve ties between the two boards.

“We are more focused on having a bilateral series with India,” Sethi said. “We spoke about this when our chief operating officer went to India recently. I also plan to visit India next month to convince the BCCI about this.”

Sethi also announced that former captain Moin Khan would continue to be the national team’s manager as they take on South Africa in the United Arab Emirates in a series consisting of two Test matches, five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals.

“Yes Moin will be given another chance and all those people in the board and team management who are doing a good job will be encouraged and allowed to continue their work,” he said.

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