Cricket fans, not only in India and Pakistan, but around the globe are anxiously waiting to see a bilateral series in near future. The two teams only play each other in ICC events or Asia Cup. Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board’s CEO Wasim Khan addressed this issue.
Last time India and Pakistan played a bilateral series was in 2012-13. But the series included only ODIs and T20i. Both India and Pakistan are yet to play a Test match against each other since December 2007.
While speaking to Waheed Khan and Sawera Pasha on their respective YouTube channels, Wasim talked about the chances of having India-Pakistan Bilateral series.
Write off any chances of having Bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan for 3-4 years: Wasim khan
To every fan’s dismay, PCB CEO did not look optimistic about having bilateral series anytime soon. According to him, PCB are keen for having a bilateral series but BCCI needs permission from the government. The government of India have a strong stance of not having any bilateral series against Pakistan.
“It’s very sad, watchers from India and Pakistan want to watch cricket. When politics mixes with sport like in this situation, it creates real issues. You want sports to bring countries together. It can be the first step to repairing the damage relations. “
” People talk about the ashes but India Pakistan will be bigger than the ashes. But you will have to write it off for at least 3-4 years until the government changes in India or changes their stance”, he added.
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Wasim says Sourav Ganguly is very close to PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani
Wasim khan says that BCCI and PCB have a cordial relationship. Both the boards are not close but maintain a healthy and cordial relationship. He further added that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is very close to the Chairman of PCB, Ehsan Mani.
He said “There is no animosity or issues with us and BCCI. Sourav is very close to the chairman (Ehsan Mani). There is a lot of mutual respect and friendship from the start. We are not having a lot of interactions because we are not discussing playing against each other so that’s natural. “