BCCI Enthusiastic For Central Government’s Approval For Indo-Pak Series


The BCCI reportedly wrote a letter in the regard of bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan to the central government. There is no remarkable series between India and Pakistan since 2012 due to political tensions.BCCI Enthusiastic For Central Government’s Approval For Indo-Pak Series

India’s cricket authority wrote a letter to the central government that “Would be grateful if you could formally convey the policy/position of the Indian government on the need or requirement of prior clearance from govt for Indian cricket team to play Pakistan cricket team in inbound or outbound tours.”`

According to the agreement in 2014, both the cricket boards agreed to play six bilateral series, four being Pakistan home-series. The further steps require the approval of the central government due to the political issues between the two nations. The PCB and BCCI signed a memorandum of understanding or MOU stating that the two countries should play six bilateral series between the years 2014-2023. Though the Pakistan cricket board repeatedly requested for the meetings on the resumption of the cricketing ties, the BCCI could not make a move regarding these issues due to political pressures. Former BCCI authority stated that the series was halted due to political issues and there is no misunderstanding between the two cricket boards.

On the other hand, on account of the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008, team India never played a full-fledged bilateral series against Pakistan. They encountered their arch-rivals in 2017 ICC champions trophy for the last time including many other ICC events. Pakistan played a home series against India in 2012. The BCCI is awaiting the approval of the central government to resolve the issue and resume the cricket relations between both the countries.

However, the fans and the cricket associations are eagerly waiting for the consent of the Indian government to allow the arch-rivals lock their horns in the home series soon.