Sports minister Vijay Goel said, the current political scenario doesn’t allow us to maintain cricket relationship with Pakistan.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday made it clear that the government will not allow any bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan till the time “cross-border terrorism” does not stop.
PTI reports: “BCCI should speak to the government before giving any proposal to Pakistan,” said. “I have made it clear that bilateral cricket with Pakistan is not possible till the time there is cross-border terror. We have, however, no say on multilateral events.”: Vijay Goel.
It was earlier reported that the BCCI and PCB will meet at Dubai to sort out differences between the two boards. PTI had reported that the PCB wants India to play a short ODI series with Pakistan at any neutral venue in return for the tour made by the Pakistan team to India in the winter of 2012/13.
Acting BCCI Secretary, Amitabh Chaudhary said a bilateral series with Pakistan is possible if the government gives the go-ahead.”We are not averse to a bilateral series with Pakistan. But everything depends on whether the government gives the clearance,” Chaudhary told a news channel. “The series will not be possible without approval from the government”.
Shahryar had said he would discuss the matter once again with the Indian cricket board officials during the June 4 ICC Champions Trophy match between the two at Edgbaston. PCB has sent a notice of intent to the BCCI claiming compensation of around USD 69.4 million for India not honoring the MOU signed between the two boards in 2014 to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. Pakistan under the MOU is supposed to host four of the series.