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India tour or not, PCB set to move on

The PCB is not banking on India for turning around the fortunes of its beleaguered cricket. Domestic tournaments are set to begin and PCB’s director general Javed Miandad has insisted on having the Pentangular tournament on time, reports Bivabasu Kumar.

cricket Updated: Dec 11, 2008 23:02 IST
Bivabasu Kumar

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not banking on India for turning around the fortunes of its beleaguered cricket. Domestic tournaments are set to begin and PCB’s director general Javed Miandad has insisted on having the Pentangular tournament on time.

Plans to delay the premier domestic competition owing to security concerns met with stiff opposition on Thursday when Miandad said that Pakistan must be prepared for the future as he refused to rule out the possibility of India playing Pakistan at a neutral venue next year.

“We have to pick our national squad and it must be done on the basis of merit. All players participate in the domestic tournament and the best are selected.”

PCB chief Ijaz Butt has already reached India for the Asian Cricket Council meeting and it is understood that he would be meeting BCCI officials to discuss the possibility of India touring early next year. “The possibility of the series being held in a neutral venue is not impossible,” said PCB’s chief operating officer Salim Altaf.