Addressing a press conference yesterday, the Pakistan Cricket Board chief said BCCI thanked PCB for reminding it about the compliance manual just in time to save the joint bid, which, otherwise, could have been lost by default.
''In a letter sent to me, BCCI president Sharad Pawar credited Pakistan for saving a bid which he said could have been lost by default,'' Mr Khan was quoted as saying by Daily Times.
Mr Pawar earlier alleged that the previous regime in the BCCI did not pass on the necessary documents after the change in guard and it was here that the PCB official drew his attention to the ICC compliance manual and subsequently a joint bid was agreed upon by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
And despite missing the first deadline in March, the Asian bloc bagged the event beating a joint Aussie-Kiwi bid.
The PCB chief, however, attributed the 10-3 win in the ICC meeting to a concerted Asian effort.
''United efforts of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan were behind it,'' he said, and added that every effort would be made to make it a grand success.