New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s Joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Monday (December 11) said that if the government allows the board will create a window for bilateral series between rivals India and Pakistan.
“If the government agrees will make space for India-Pakistan bilateral series,” Chaudhary was quoted as saying by ANI after the board’s Special General Meeting (SGM).
India and Pakistan have not played against each other in the bilateral series since 2012 when Pakistan toured India for a short limited-overs series. With tensions between the two countries, the traditional-rivals have not played a full bilateral series since 2007.
However, India and Pakistan continue to play against each other at multinational tournaments or at ICC events. The recent being Champions Trophy in England, when the teams met twice in the tournament including the finals.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been keen on resuming the cricketing ties with India. With BCCI not honouring a memorandum of understanding signed in 2014, PCB decided to legal action.
“Our case is that the BCCI signed a MoU with us in 2014 to play six bilateral series, starting with our home series, which they have not done as yet. Secondly, they have avoided playing us in bilateral series since 2008 although they have no issues playing against us in ICC events,” the then PCB chairman Najam Sethi said.