Indian cricket board wants to host Pakistan home series because they do not want to tour Pakistan or playing at neutral venue like U.A.E This is a trap by the Indian cricket board because if Pakistan cricket team tours India in December and January than Pakistan cricket board cannot say that they do not want to participate in World Cup T20 because of security concern. Indian board wanted that if Pakistan comes to India to play the series than Pakistan also participate in World Cup T20.

The real issue is that Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) has a problem with Ten Sports because Ten Sports has a broadcasting right of Pakistan cricket team. BCCI top brass has their reservations about 'Ten Sports' being the official broadcasters if the proposed series happens in the United Arab Emirates.

Ten Sports which is backed by Zee Sports - Essel Group owner Subhas Chandra has had run-ins with BCCI after they started now defunct rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL). The Indian Cricket Board doesn't want any kind of working relationship where Essel group is involved. BCCI is keen to hold the first series in India and in that case Star Sports will be airing the matches live.

Pakistan cricket team instead of boycotting the cricket world said to ICC that they shifted their matches from India to either Srilanka or Bangladesh like in the World Cup 2011 when foreign teams refused to come to Pakistan. Pakistan cricket board also made an effort and convinced other board that either World Cup T20 should be postponed or shifted to Australia and in this regard Pakistan also lobbied and convinced other board that security situation is not good in India.

Former Pakistan Cricket Board treasurer Arif Ali Khan Abbasi also said there was a hefty sum of money which belongs to the PCB as its share of earning from the World Cup is still unaccounted for. Indian cricket board does not want that Pakistan cricket board host the series as their financials becomes good.

Ghazanfar Ali Khan,

Karachi, November 20.