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    "Failure to revive cricket ties with India biggest regret" : Shahryar Khan

    KARACHI: Outgoing chairman of the
    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
    Shaharyar Khan has admitted that the failure to revive bilateral cricket ties with India will remain the biggest regret and failure of his three-year tenure.
    "If you ask me definitely I wanted to see Pakistan and India bilateral cricket restored. But it didn't happen this time despite our best efforts," he said on Sunday.

    Shaharyar, a career diplomat who remained High Commissioner in India, said in his last tenure (2003-2006) he had managed to restore bilateral ties with India in 2004 and the visit of the Indian team to Pakistan was a massive success for cricket.
    "In my last tenure we had three bilateral series with India and it was a big source of satisfaction for me," he said.

    Shaharyar, who has technically stepped down as chairman of the PCB and August 9 will be his last day in office, said unfortunately this time there was no cooperation from the Indian board (BCCI ) at all.

    He admitted that the heightened political and diplomatic tensions between the two countries and incidents on the LOC didn't help matters. "I did my best this time as well because it is very important for India and Pakistan to play each other. The financial benefits of it are huge for both boards," Shaharyar said.

    "I was even accused of literally begging with India to play a bilateral series. But I was only trying to convince the Indian board to fulfil commitments they made in the MOU they signed with us in 2014."

    Shaharyar said cricket could play a big role in restoring some normalcy in relations between the two countries. "In the past also series have been held in not very good conditions. When we went there in 1999 and I was the manager and there were threats and all but in the end everything panned out well," he said.
    "When India came to Pakistan in 2004 after 14 years it was an occasion to celebrate as we hosted Indian visitors and their players were also friendly and happy."

    Shaharyar said Pakistan's decision to now seek compensation from the BCCI for not honouring the MOU came only after repeated attempts to convince the Indian board to restore ties failed. "We have lost a lot of money in millions of dollars since India's refusal to play with us and remember we have not had international cricket in Pakistan since 2009. So what else can we do to improve our financial health," he said.

    Shaharyar said it had been a challenge for Pakistan to keep its cricket going despite these major problems. "In such circumstances I think it is a major feat for our team to won the Champions Trophy. And don't forget we now have a very successful product in the Pakistan Super League," he said.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cri...w/59941960.cms


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    We've had some proper jokers who been given the PCB chairman ship however In the two decades I've watched PCT uncle Sherry was, without any doubt, the best chairman we've ever had.

    For one last time can we all unanimously say his most famous catchphrase:

    'Honor the MOU' 😂

    @Markhor we need a proper farewell write up on this one buddy !!

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    India is too cunning, Sharyar Sir tried his best.

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    Well Mr. Khan, the way to make things work between two parties isn't to file court cases and make silly public statements. You'll have plenty of time in your retirement to contemplate your mistakes.

    But gotta give him credit for finally calling it MOUs and not agreements / contracts that he's been doing in his past public pronouncements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedwaqas92 View Post
    We've had some proper jokers who been given the PCB chairman ship however In the two decades I've watched PCT uncle Sherry was, without any doubt, the best chairman we've ever had.

    For one last time can we all unanimously say his most famous catchphrase:

    'Honor the MOU' ��

    @Markhor we need a proper farewell write up on this one buddy !!
    He'll have that written on his epitaph

    I'm serious when I say Shehryar saab will pursue this from beyond the grave. He'll haunt BCCI headquarters at night.

    Seriously given the long line of jokers we've had as Chairman, he was one of the better ones despite his incessant (and often needless) public statements in this second tenure.

    He seems to make good appointments (Bob Woolmer, Mickey Arthur, Inzamam-ul-Haq as Chief Selector, Sarfraz Ahmed as captain), set up the PSL, and some of our best cricketing results since 2000 have happened under his watch (the 2005 India tour, #1 in the Test rankings and CT victory).

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    Best thing is that Shahryar is about to leave the PCB. Good riddance.


    PP's own self proclaimed sharpshooter and defender of Islam and Pakistan.

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    worst PCB chairman after Ijaz Butt

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    People like Shahryar Khan being at the helm is the main reason for there being no cricket ties.
    Last edited by UN talkz; 7th August 2017 at 08:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squarecut View Post
    People like Shahariar Khan being at the helm is the main reason for there being no cricket ties.
    Shahryar khan isn't the problem...
    problem is the govt. of india and nothing else....
    the guy gave everything he could have to try that the series takes place... but indian govt. didn't move evn an inch in this regard... both BCCI and PCB were ready but govts played the spoil sport.


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