The heads of both the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Pakistan Cricket Board are in Dubai, but no decision has been reached yet about the series talks between the two nations.
While Shashank Manohar is in Dubai to familiarise himself with the working of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after having taken over as the chairman of the body recently, Shaharyar Khan is in Dubai to watch Pakistan play England in the One-Day International series.
Manohar told the Abu Dhabi-based The National newspaper that the BCCI has not received a reply from the PCB on a proposal to play the matches in India.
“We want to play in India, that is the thing,” said Manohar. “Presently, we gave an option to Pakistan asking them whether they will come to India. Pakistan was to get back to me; they haven’t got back to me. So I don’t know what is the position.”
Shaharyar has maintained that Pakistan would not travel to India and want to play the series in the United Arab Emirates, as agreed under the Memorandum of Understanding signed last year.
Shaharyar added that a final decision on the series would only be taken by the Pakistan government. “The matter is now political,” he had said on Friday. “Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif has directed us that any decision will now be taken by the government and not by the PCB.”
Pakistan and India have not played a bilateral series since 2007.