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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has threatened to boycott India in International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decide not to go ahead with their proposed series in December.
Shaharyar revealed that he had sent a letter to the BCCI on August 28 and is still awaiting a reply. He added that it was disappointing to see the BCCI remain dormant while he is doing everything in his power to help restore ties between the two countries.
“Nothing is final or decided as yet but if the Indian Board officially backs out of the series, then we have the option of boycotting all matches against them in ICC and ACC events as well,” Shaharyar was quoted as saying by the Express newspaper.
“I sent the letter on 28 August and I am still waiting for a reply. They (the BCCI) should tell us whether they want to play the series or not. Because if they say they don’t have government clearance and refuse to play the series, then we reserve the right to act against the Indian Board for not honouring an agreement at every level.”
Should India not honour the Memorandum of Understanding they signed for the proposed series, Khan reiterated that not only will Pakistan refuse to play India in any ICC or ACC tournaments, but the PCB may consider taking additional action as well.
“I am not saying we have decided to do this or we will do it but certainly if we don’t get to host our home series in December, then we have to consider appropriate action as well,” he said.