PCB seeks Zardari''s advice on cricketing ties with India
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ejaz Butt has sought the advice of President Asif Ali Zardari on future cricketing ties with India if they pull out of next month''s Test tour.
Butt met with President Zardari in Islamabad to brief him about issues dealing with India''s tour to Pakistan and the future line of action, a PCB official told Geo News. "Yes, the Chairman called on the President to discuss cricket matters," said the PCB official without giving details.
But well-informed sources said Butt had discussed with the President the options available before Pakistan if India decides to snap their tour. "The PCB Chairman took the advice of the President on the possibility of Pakistan also suspending cricket ties with India which could lead to Pakistani players not being allowed to play in the Twenty20 tournaments in India," one source said.
He said Butt had spoken to President Zardari to find out the government''s policy on India and also informed him about the PCB back up plans incase India refuses to tour.