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BCCI, PCB yet to decide details on 2012 series

July 06, 2011 13:58 IST

It is yet to be decided whether India or Pakistan will host the Indo-Pak cricket series in 2012.

"In fact, we have to play four series against India in the Future Tours Programme (FTP), which spreads from 2012 to 2020, but there is a question mark on the 2012 series as to who will host it," the Dawn quoted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed, as saying.

According to the International Cricket Council's FTP, India will host the 2012 cricket series comprising five one-day internationals (ODIs) and three test matches.

Subhan said PCB officials had "discussed the future of 2012 series with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials during the ICC meetings in Hong Kong last month and they assured us that they would give us a reply after getting clearance from their government."

"As soon as they get clearance we will resume the talk to decide the number of matches and the venues," he added.

But when reminded that during Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan at Mohali on March 30, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced that the Indian team would tour Pakistan, Subhan said that the BCCI might need a written consent in this regard.

Subhan also said that Pakistan could host India at any neutral venue if they declined to tour the country due to security concerns.

"We are already playing our home series at neutral venues due to security concerns of other teams. And we feel no problem in hosting India too at any neutral venue," he added.

Source: ANI