There is lot of interest in the series but then there is only so much space in a stadium. We also have to look at facilities, comfort and security of the people who come to watch the matches.

We have to hold firm, life must go on and I think playing cricket is part of the normalcy that we are all absolutely committed will not be disrupted.

Eight-thousand visas will be issued [to Indian fans] and another 2,000 will be issued to fans who have purchased tickets through the internet from various countries.

The weather conditions led to the pitches for the first two tests being dead tracks.

We will soon consult former players and pitch experts and see if there is a need to relay new pitches at test venues in the country.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed India will be touring Pakistan from the first week of January next year.

We all agree in principle it is a viable proposal. The only problem is that Pakistan is hosting Zimbabwe from late September and we are still not sure if their tour will go ahead on schedule.

We have made his fresh videos and hope we will either get his ban lifted or reduced.

Obviously we would want to reach a decision on this issue before the first Test against India from January 13.