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The India vs Pakistan series remains shrouded in doubtReuters

After the recent Gurdaspur terror attack, BCCI have made it clear that India will not play Pakistan in a bilateral series in December.

However, the PCB chairman Shahryar Khan is set to travel to India next month in hope of keeping the series, expected to be played in the UAE, alive. 

The two nations were in talks regarding the series, before the terror attack rendered the chances of a bilateral tie difficult. 

"There is a real danger at this time to the series. But I plan to go to India to get a clear answer on the prospects of the matches being held in December," Shahryar Khan said.

With December being just a few months away, the PCB need time to make prior arrangements for such a prestigious series, hence Shaharyar Khan wants to have open discussions with the BCCI officials.

"I want to have frank discussions with the relevant officials in India because we can't delay preparations for too long and we need to know where we stand," said Shaharyar Khan.

As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the PCB and the BCCI, both the boards have agreed to play at least six bilateral series in the next seven years. PCB expects the BCCI to stand firm on their MOU agreement, but Khan is aware that the Indian government will play a major role in approving the series between the two arch-rivals.

"BCCI is standing firm that they will respect the MoU signed with Pakistan, but they need permission from the recently elected government," Shahryar Khan added.

"I am doing everything to convince the governments to allow this series but the present political relations will have an influence and we don't know what the situation will be in the next six months.

Even if the government gives a green signal to the series, the BCCI and the PCB must deal with the broadcast problem as the Indian board have a tetchy relationship with PCB's current broadcaster -- Ten Sports.