PCB asks for a match at Mohali


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has demanded one of the matches to be played against India in India at Mohali.
According to PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf, the PCB has written a letter to the BCCI demanding a match at Mohali. .
“We have written a letter to the Indian cricket board and requested to stage at least one match in Mohali. This will enable the fans from Pakistan to come easily and witness the India-Pakistan match.” Pakistan and India will resume bilateral ties (thanks to former BCCI president, Jagmohan Dalmiya) with a “short series”, comprising three ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals, in December and January. The matches will be held between the Test and one-day legs of England’s tour of India and will form the first bilateral series between the two sides since Pakistan toured India in end-2007.
Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Chennai are believed to have been shortlisted for the matches.
“Let this be called as a “neutral home series”, rather than India or Pakistan’s home series”, Ashraf said. “It is important that the ice is melted and the game is resumed between the two nations”.
The PCB has no issues if the profit is not shared. “We are not thinking in those lines. It is no matter if the revenue is taken by the BCCI. Will discuss the issues with the BCCI for the future series if the profit is not shared this time”, Ashraf added. Ashraf has expressed his concern over Sunil Gavaskar’s recent remark when the idea of resumption of the game between the two countries didn’t go well with Gavaskar. Sunil Gavaskar felt that Pakistan was not cooperating in the Mumbai terror attacks probe.
“Has Gavaskar joined Bal Thackrey’s political party-Shiv Sena”, Ashraf asked.