Sports minister Vijay Goel says India will not play bilateral cricket with Pakistan till terrorism remains from their sides. He ruled out all bilateral cricket matches between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and sports can’t go together, says the sports minister.
India will not play bilateral cricket with Pakistan till terrorism remains – Says Vijay Goel
India will not involve in any bilateral cricketing until and unless Pakistan stops his cross-border terrorism. BCCI-PCB meet in Dubai Sports Minister Vijay Goel says “India and Pakistan can’t play bilateral series till the terror from Pakistan remains. Cricket and terrorism can’t go hand-in-hand.”
“BCCI should speak to the government before giving any proposal to Pakistan. I have made it clear that bilateral cricket with Pakistan is not possible until the time their cross-border terror. We have, however, no say on multilateral events (ICC tournaments),” Goel told reporters in New Delhi.
On the other hand, Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Sheheryar Khan spoke to the reporters on Monday in Lahore that India and Pakistan signed an agreement to play cricket from 2014 to 2023 but India to step back. And for India’s dishonoring regarding this agreement PCB already sent notice to BCCI claiming the compensation of Around 69.4 million dollars.
PCB now wants India to play short ODI series with Pakistan in return to the tour made by Pakistan team to India in the winter of 2012/13.
However in ICICI Champions Trophy in the UK both India and Pakistan will participate together. Indian Cricket team will face Pakistan there in the opening match itself on Sunday 4th June.
For bilateral series Discussion Board of Control for Cricket in India and Pakistan, Cricket Board officials are likely to meet in Dubai. But Goel’s message to BCCI regarding the bilateral match is also very clear.