As the BCCI moots a possible triseries with Pakistan and Sri Lankan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are more concerned about reopening ties with the Indian Board and potentially paving the way for a bilateral series between the two sides.
Faisalabad skipper Misbah-ul-Haq plays a shot over the top in the CLT20 encounter against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, September 18
PCB's acting chairman Najam Sethi is keen to see an India vs Pakistan series yet again, and claimed a discussion on it has already taken place in a recent meeting in India.
"We are more focused on having a bilateral series with India," Sethi told a news channel.
"We spoke about this when our chief operating officer went to India recently. I also plan to visit India next month to convince the BCCI about this."
Sethi believes the fact that the Faisalabad Wolves are taking part in the Champions League T20 on Indian shores is a positive sign and sees no reason why the Pakistan national team cannot do the same.
"It is a positive development for the restoration of bilateral cricket ties between the two countries," he said.
Pakistan have been criticised for their performances recently, after they could only manage to draw the Test series with minnows Zimbabwe.
However, Sethi said he does not expect too many changes in the management with Moin Khan set to continue as the manager for the series against the world's No.1 Test side South Africa in October in the UAE.
"Yes Moin will be given another chance and all those people in the board and team management who are doing a good job will be encouraged and allowed to continue their work," he added.
Moin, meanwhile, believes sacking Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain is not the answer to Pakistan's problems, but revealed he had asked the skipper to change his approach.
"I don't think making changes all the time is good for our cricket," he said. "What needs to be done is to change Misbah's approach.
"I've spoken to Misbah and he is positive about bringing an improvement."
However, an official from the PCB said Moin had been critical of both Misbah and coach Dav Whatmore in the manner in which they had handled matters in the Zimbabwe series.
"Moin, in his report, has made it clear he felt Misbah and Whatmore failed to lift the team and the performances in a series that Pakistan should have won easily but ended in a draw," the official was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.
"Moin has also suggested to the PCB to select new players into the side and look at separate captains for the T20, ODI and Test formats."
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