The ongoing spat between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reached one other controversial juncture. PCB managing director Wasim Khan has stated that he’s not assured about resumption of India-Pakistan bilateral cricket any time quickly however has prompt a change in technique to get the 2 nations enjoying. He stated that the PCB must create a state of affairs the place India ask Pakistan to play, including that they should transfer ahead as they might not wait ceaselessly to play India. “It”s a large problem and I don”t suppose we”re going to see any options anytime quickly. I feel elections are developing in India, so nothing goes to occur within the close to future. But, we are attempting and (PCB chairman) Ehsan Mani is making an attempt laborious to get them to the desk and get issues transferring,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Wasim Khan as saying.
“We keep on asking them to play us but let”s create a situation where they ask us to play. I think we need to do that. Its sad that we are not playing against them but life continues. We need to move forward and carry on. We can’t wait forever to play India. Our focus is to develop Pakistan cricket and get our team and players a lot of success at the international level,” he added.
The PCB had filed a complaint towards (BCCI) for not enjoying the bilateral sequence between 2015 and 2023 regardless of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The International Cricket Council (ICC) had, nevertheless, dismissed the case. Mani stated that there is no such thing as a level participating with India on the matter until the final elections. He added that if Pakistan succeeded in registering their title amongst high three cricket groups of the world then India would come on their very own to play towards them.
“Until it”s not done (elections in India), there is no point in engaging them at this stage because we have to start over with new people in the BCCI. But our relations with the Indian board are very good and we have mutual respect but we won”t be imploring them to play us. If we will take Pakistan cricket to a level where we are among the top three teams in the world, they will come on their own to play with us,” Mani stated.
“I get a lot of messages from Indian journalists and public about their wish to play against Pakistan. Unfortunately, politics sneaks in which I don”t believe sports should ever be mixed up with. But it happens in our environment, especially in India it happens a lot. But I understand when they are done with elections their attitude will get right too,” he added.
India and Pakistan haven’t performed any bilateral sequence since January 2013. Both the groups have, nevertheless, met a number of instances within the multilateral occasions.
(With ANI inputs)