ECB proposed Indo-Pak series, BCCI said no-chance
ECB proposed Indo-Pak series, BCCI said no-chance: Claim in a report – Vice President of English Board has spoken
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has proposed to the BCCI to host the India-Pakistan bilateral series. However, the Indian board has categorically ruled out the possibility of such a series.
England's newspaper The Telegraph has written in its report that English Board Vice-President Martin Darlow held talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PBC) during the current T20 series and offered to organize a future three-match series in England.
To this, the BCCI said- 'There is no such possibility in the near future.'
The Pakistani board is also not ready to play the series against India at a neutral venue, but it has thanked the ECB.
A BCCI official, on the condition of anonymity, told PTI- 'The first thing is that the ECB has spoken to the PCB regarding the Indo-Pak series, which is a bit strange. Either way, the decision of the series against Pakistan will not be made by the BCCI, but by the government. The status quo is still intact. We will play against Pakistan only in multinational events.
India-Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012 in India. It was limited over series. The last Test series between the two countries was played in 2007.
For the last ten years, India-Pakistan play only in multi-nation tournaments. These are tournaments organized by ICC (International Cricket Council) and ACC (Asian Cricket Council). The countries have not played a bilateral series for the last 10 years.