ICC annual conference 2014

PCB gets 'binding agreements' for India fixtures

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June 26, 2014

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Najam Sethi speaks to the media outside the Supreme Court, Islamabad, May 21, 2014
Najam Sethi said Pakistan cricket's position has been strengthened at the ICC's annual conference in Melbourne © AFP

The PCB has said it now has "binding agreements" with the BCCI for Pakistan to play India in six series that have been inked into the Future Tours Programme between 2015 and 2023. The fixtures were confirmed at the ICC's annual conference in Melbourne this week.

"India has officially turned the MOUs signed earlier this year with regard to six rubbers between the two nations, four of these to be hosted by the PCB in the UAE or Pakistan with mutual consent, into binding agreements straightaway," PCB said.

The Pakistan board also revealed it had been granted the fourth largest share of ICC revenue - after India, England and Australia - over the next eight years following the restructuring of the revenue distribution model. According to the PCB, the ICC confirmed that its next president would be from Pakistan for a one-year term from June 2015.

"The PCB had organised itself and planned to get maximum advantage for Pakistan cricket from an extremely precarious position," the PCB chairman Najam Sethi said. "We have accomplished all our objectives. And I am positive that in the times to come Pakistan cricket shall greatly benefit from what PCB has been able to obtain for it today."

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Posted by zarasochozarasamjho on (June 30, 2014, 18:50 GMT)

How disorganised are India and Pakistan? They do not play each other for so many years and then play so many in a few years. This will reduce the rivalry and hurt both countries financially. Pakistan must concentrate on playing top cricketing nations such as South Africa and Australia.

Posted by   on (June 30, 2014, 15:09 GMT)

struggle will india.If dhoni wasn't in the indian team,india would suffer

Posted by   on (June 29, 2014, 14:20 GMT)

I'd like to give Pakistan and India carrots as a friendship gift please ind and pak have a good relation between each other after all we are all human beings yaar let's celebrate this with sweets laddoo

Posted by wapuser on (June 28, 2014, 12:56 GMT)

You can't have too much of a good thing, playing this often is going to ruin the "rivalry".

Posted by Cricmot on (June 27, 2014, 23:00 GMT)

Its a good news. Hope they are gonna play 3 or 4 test match series along odis and t20s. Its vey essential for India to play against pakistan and other top cricket nations SA and AUS to sustain interest among indian public. India vs Pak rivalry in cricket is the most intense one.Its sad that for the past few years BCCi has deprived indian public from enjoying this on field battle. Its high time matches started.

Posted by fguy on (June 27, 2014, 21:26 GMT)

i hope this doesnt happen. we should only play Pak if we absolutely have to, like in multi-nation tournaments & not otherwise. first let them sort out off-field matters which have devastating repercussions on neighboring countries (like 26/11) before giving them any carrots

Posted by   on (June 27, 2014, 17:24 GMT)

Its strange how india only beat pak in world cup matches, other than that pak has beaten them every other time.

Posted by look-ma-i-am-indian on (June 27, 2014, 9:46 GMT)

it will be whitewashed. 6-0 to India.

Posted by wapuser on (June 27, 2014, 9:32 GMT)

Would love to see Pak vs Ind series in UAE!

Posted by   on (June 27, 2014, 9:25 GMT)

goodnews. pak vs india series is no doubt the most intense and crowd puller series all over the world. its been many years both have not had any test series. though most of these will be 2 test series .

about big 3, i think pak did join in at the end. so they have got no other option. so both SL and Pcb did well to get whatever they can out of it.

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