Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave the green signal on Thursday to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play the Pakistan, India cricket series in Sri Lanka.
PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had written to the premier earlier, seeking permission to play the series in a neutral venue like Sri Lanka.
Shahryar had said the final decision of the Pakistan, India series lay with the premier as he directed the board to not to take any decision without the government’s advice.
“Now the matter is political because the advice from the PM is that the final decision will be made by the government only,” the PCB chairman had said.
“We have put that before the BCCI,” he added.
“We always wanted this series to happen right from the start, If India is not accepting what they have signed in the MoU then if doesn’t happen then so be it.”
“We have said that we won’t play in India and have also given out reasons. Now the matter has become political. Prime Minister (Nawaz Sharif) has said that he wants to take the final call on the series. PCB won’t decide on the series anymore. (Foreign)