Indo-Pak series: BCCI-PCB meeting turned out to be 'fruitful'

Dubai: The deadlock over a proposed series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan continued despite a meeting between the heads of the two boards in Dubai yesterday, described as ‘fruitful’ but without a breakthrough.

The newly-elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Shashank Manohar, who is in Dubai to familiarise with the working of the International Cricket Council (ICC), invited Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan for a meeting at the ICC headquarters.

The meeting was also attended by PCB Executive Committee head Najam Sethi and Giles Clarke, the president of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Khan said the meeting with Manohar had been ‘fruitful’.

“We had a fruitful meeting in which Sethi was there, Clarke was facilitator, it was a fruitful meeting and Clarke will brief the media tomorrow,” Khan said.

“We have also decided that there will be no other briefing. I’m not in a position to say more.” Earlier in the day, Manohar told The National newspaper that India have not received a reply from the PCB on a proposal to play the matches in India.

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