Pakistan may have won the ICC World Twenty20 and restored their respect as a Test playing nation amongst the public. But they have not been able to convince other boards to enter into bilateral series with them at home.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is up in arms over the boards of India, South Africa, and Australia who the PCB believes is deliberately not including Pakistan in its Future Tours Programme yet to be ratified by the ICC. With the BCCI, it became amply clear that until diplomatic relations improved, India would not consider a tour to Pakistan and the FTP post 2012 is indicative of it.
But Pakistan is taking up the issue one step further stating that while boards of South Africa and Australia are willing to play Pakistan at a neutral venue, there have not been any decisive attempts to include series with Pakistan. The same was the case stated with England although England is now willing to host the bilateral series between Pakistan and Australia next year and also, play hosts to Pakistan instead of touring to Pakistan.
Cricket teams have been largely reluctant to tour Pakistan that faces a volatile political situation at home as well as the threat of Taliban. The ICC Champions Trophy was moved out of Pakistan to South Africa over teams unwilling to tour. Pakistan has also faced a dearth of cricket at home with no teams willing to tour the country with even New Zealand nearly burning their fingers once. Matters were sealed once the Sri Lankan cricketers came under attack outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore by terrorists. Pakistan are also fighting the ICC on the issue of not being able to hosts the 2011 World Cup matches as co hosts of their Indian counterparts.
Now Pakistan fears being alienated and it is now up to the ICC to resolve the issue in a manner amicable to Pakistan.