An editorial 'Malice from the BCCI' in The Nation said that India's refusal to play a cricket series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) is 'a breach of contract, plain and simple'.

“Under the Future Tours Program (FTP) by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the number and frequency of matches, both home and away has been determined for a period of 10 years. India is a pioneer of the FTP and for it to dishonor the agreement it signed is highly disreputable. The disrepute multiples when even a cursory examination of events makes it clear that the Board of Control of Cricket in India's (BCCI) actions are malicious and motivated by greed", said the daily.

It said that security has been the bane of India-Pakistan cricket.

"The escalated tensions between Pakistan and India had already made the possibility of a cricket series between the two unlikely, series have been called off before and will probably be called off in the future too,” the daily added.

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