BCCI chief Manohar informs PCB of tour cancellation

December 18th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Karachi, Dec 18 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) learnt about India’s decision to cancel the home series through an email received at its Lahore headquarters Thursday afternoon.A PCB spokesman said the email was sent to Board chairman Ijaz Butt by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar.

“The BCCI has officially conveyed to the PCB that the Indian cricket team will not visit Pakistan to undertake their scheduled tour under the Future Tour Programme.

“This was officially conveyed by the BCCI President Shashank Manohar through an e-mail message that reached us at 1533 hours on Thursday.”

The spokesman added, “In his message the BCCI president has said that the Indian government has refused to grant permission to the Indian cricket team to tour Pakistan.”

The spokesman quoted Manohar as saying in the email, “We were waiting to hear from the Government and today they have officially communicated their inability to grant permission at this juncture”.

The spokesman concluded by saying that “However, he (Manohar) hoped that in due course when the situation changes cricket will resume between the two countries.”

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