Pak-India series in December cancelled: Media reports

MUMBAI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sources stated that Pakistan-India test series scheduled in December of this year has been called off in wake of the ongoing sour relations between Pakistan and India.


According to an Indian news agency, the decision was taken a day after activists of Hindu extremist group Shiv Sena attacked the BCCI Headquarters in Mumbai and disrupted the meeting between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan and the BCCI President Shashank Manohar.

After the attack, PCB and BCCI Chiefs met at an undisclosed location and decided that the meeting will be held in Delhi.

However, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur announced that the rescheduled meeting has been cancelled and the fate of the test series rests with the Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

PCB Chairman said that it is the BCCI President who will give the reply and the meeting will take place in Dubai, if it is not held on Wednesday.

It should be noted that International Cricket Council (ICC) withdrew Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar from officiating in the next two one days between South Africa and India due to security concerns.

Pakistani cricketing legends Wasim Akhtar and Shoaib Akhtar, commentating in the ongoing India-South Africa series, will also leave India ahead of fifth ODI in Mumbai due to looming security concerns.

The cricketing ties between Pakistan and India severely affected by the issues and bi-lateral problems other than the sport.