The BCCI has asks the Union government to formally convey its position with regards to Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series, which is on hold since 2012 due to political tension between the two neighbours.
“The BCCI would be grateful if you could formally convey the policy/position of the Government of India on the need or requirement of prior clearance from the Government of India for the Indian cricket team to play the Pakistan cricket in in-bound or out-bound tours,” BCCI recently wrote to the ministry.
BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla on Friday said that they will not play any bilateral series against the arch-rivals without the Indian government’s permission.
We shall be discussing the agreement that is there. We will put our point before the PCB. We will see what the result of the discussion comes out. We have to take the permission of the government because it is a bilateral series. We won’t do anything without taking our government’s permission,” Shulka said.
Former PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had earlier claimed that the absence of a bilateral series between the two nations was solely due to the political tensions and that it had nothing to do with the cricketing boards of the two arch-rivals.