Apart from the ICC-organized event, there has been no Pak-India bilateral game on the field for almost nine years. But cricket fans look forward to watching these two eternal rivals fight all year round. Due to the diplomatic relations between the two countries, it has not been possible to hold bilateral series on Indian or Pakistani soil. And so the supporters have to count the hours waiting to see this much desired fight.
The last bilateral series between the two countries was played in 2012-13. Meanwhile, rumors have been circulating for the last few days about the duality of the two parties. It was said that cricket fans will be able to enjoy the bilateral series between India and Pakistan again within 22 yards of cricket. Although the day is not right yet, there was a glimmer of hope.
But the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly himself said the two have been fighting for ever. He said the issue of India-Pakistan bilateral series was not in the hands of the two-party board. The issue depends entirely on the policy makers of the two countries.
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja also said it was not possible to hold a bilateral series between the two countries at the moment. However, he does not want to lack sincerity for this.
Meanwhile, the Dubai Cricket Council has stepped in to host the Pak-India series.
Abdul Rahman, chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council, said: “It would be great if the India v Pakistan series was played in Dubai. When there was a game between India and Pakistan in Sharjah, there was a war. That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. ”
He further said that cricket unites people, cricket binds everyone in one thread.
After almost 30 years, there is going to be another global tournament in Pakistan. According to the ICC’s plan for the next 10 years, the Champions Trophy will be held in Pakistan in 2025. However, the question arises, will the eternal enemy India then take part in this tournament?
Though Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja hopes that India will come to Pakistan to take part in the tournament.
India has not visited Pakistan since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Apart from the ICC-organized event, there has been no Pak-India bilateral battle on the field for almost nine years. The two teams do not face each other without a global tournament. And so there are questions about India’s participation in the upcoming Champions Trophy in Pakistan.
However, Ramiz Raja thinks it is not easy to stay out of an international tournament. If such a decision is made, they will have to deal with many kinds of pressure. I don’t think India will do that. “