India and Pakistan haven’t locked horns in opposition to one another in a bilateral sequence since 2012-13, with their subsequent conferences on the cricket discipline being restricted to multi-event occasions such the World Cup and Asia Cup.
Lately, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had even dragged the BCCI to courtroom for its alleged failure to honour the MoU signed between the 2 respective our bodies for the scheduling of six bilateral sequence between India and Pakistan between 2015 and 2023.
I feel, if India and Pakistan have been to have a sequence, will probably be one thing greater than the Ashes, Afridi advised Sport360 in a chat on the sidelines of the Expo 2020 Dubai Cricket event ultimate.
Nevertheless, we dont appear to get it. We’re letting politics get in the best way of peoples love for this sport and their want to come collectively. I feel we have to put a couple of issues behind us as nicely and so does India. We have to sit down collectively at a desk and discuss issues out.”
Folks must work together with each other and want to fulfill up with each other. I all the time inform everybody that I’ve actually loved my time in India and have gotten lots of love from there. The identical manner, Indian gamers additionally get lots of love from Pakistan. This connection and relation shouldn’t be severed, the previous Pakistan star all-rounder continued.
His views have been echoed by Indias 2011 World Cup profitable star Yuvraj Singh. A few of Yuvrajs greatest performances got here in opposition to Pakistan and the left-hander believes the India-Pakistan rivalry is a giant miss for sport.
Sure it has been on and off (bilateral cricket), Yuvraj advised Sport360.
I keep in mind enjoying in opposition to Pakistan in 2004, 2006 and 2008 in bilateral sequence. Lately yeah, there has not been sufficient of that. However these items are usually not in our arms.
We play cricket for the love of the game. We can not select which nation to play in opposition to ourselves. However what I can say is that the extra India v Pakistan cricket there may be, the higher it’s for the game.
The final time India and Pakistan confronted off was within the 2018 Asia Cup within the UAE, with the previous prevailing by 9 wickets within the conflict held in Dubai. The 2 rivals may subsequent meet within the 2020 Asia Cup which is scheduled to happen in September this yr. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are the designated hosts of the event, however there may be uncertainty over the place the occasion will finally happen given Indias reluctance to play in Pakistan.
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