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The India-Pakistan series in December is less likely to happen.Reuters

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been pushing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the series in December, but the PCB -- at present -- is not going to get itsr wish granted due to the political tensions between the two countries.

The BCCI had made it clear in the recent past that the series can only transpire when the relations between the two states improve as the cricket board also requires the permission of the India government. With the series almost (more than almost) down the drain, the PCB will not only fail to resume the bilateral cricket ties between the two nations but also suffer heavy losses from their broadcast deal.

Pakistan have to host India for a series in the near future and if they fail to do so, they stand a chance of losing around USD 85 million.

"The situation is such that if during the duration of the four-year broadcasting deal which is worth USD 145 million if we don't host India at all than we lose nearly 65 per cent of the total amount which comes to around USD 85 million," PTI quoted a PCB official as saying.

"No doubt if India doesn't confirm the series which we will host it will hit us financially in the long run."

However, PCB, who still have some decent money in their account, have been getting money from the ICC when they participated in ICC events, but if series like the one in December takes shape it is going to help Pakistan cricket.

"We have survived inspite of not being able to host a full Test series at home since 2009 because of the share we get from the ICC from participating in ICC events," said a source.

Keeping everything aside -- politics and financial reasons -- cricket fans around the world will love to see an India vs Pakistan series as soon as possible.

The PCB seem to have played all their cards to convince India, but to no avail.

The PCB are disappointed with the BCCI and they are forcing the India cricket board to fulfil the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two cricket boards in the presence of ICC representatives. The BCCI had then agreed that India would play Pakistan six times in eight years, including the December series.

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