India and Pakistan are set to clash on June 16 at Manchester in the much-awaited clash of ICC World Cup 2019.
However, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani has said that Pakistan will 'not beg' India to play cricket with them. He added that Pakistan wants to resume bilateral ties with India in a decent and dignified manner.
"We will not beg India or any other country to play cricket with us; we want resumption of bilateral cricket ties with India in a decent and dignified manner," the Dawn quoted Ehsan Mani as telling the media at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday.
India and Pakistan have met several times in multilateral events but have not played any bilateral series since January 2013.
Mani also stated that the Pakistan women's team are set to play the ICC women championship in India this November. The team's participation will give them a better understanding of bilateral cricket ties between the two nations could be resumed in the near future.
Mani also revealed about PCB's plans to resume international cricket in Pakistan. Pakistan is set to host Sri Lanka in September for two Test matches, which will be a part of the ICC Test Championship which will be spread over two years till 2021.
Mani said that PCB is trying to encourage foreign nations to visit Pakistan and he is going to incorporate his experience of heading the International Cricket Council and his personal relations with various cricket boards.
"We want to see our cricket arenas having international cricket activities on a regular basis, the way it used to be in the past and we are speeding up our efforts and contacts with cricket playing nations, as (now) things have improved a lot as far as the security situation is concerned," he said.