The UK each day ‘Telegraph’ reported that “Martin Darlow, the deputy chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has held talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board through the present Twenty20 sequence and supplied England’s grounds as venues for ideally a three-match Check sequence in future.”
Whereas the ECB has made the provide for its personal business beneficial properties, the powers that be within the BCCI laughed off the strategies and mentioned that no such prospects would possibly come up not less than within the subsequent few years.
“Firstly, ECB spoke to PCB about an Indo-Pak sequence and that is a bit bizarre. In any case, a sequence in opposition to Pakistan isn’t one thing that the BCCI will resolve however it’s the resolution of the federal government. As of now, the stance stays the identical. We solely play Pakistan at multi-team occasions,” a senior BCCI official aware about India’s place informed PTI on Tuesday.
India and Pakistan final performed a brief bilateral white-ball sequence again in 2012 in India and the final Check sequence dates again to 2007.
With the tense political relations between the neighbours, it’s a huge ‘No’ from BCCI regardless of whether or not it’s performed at dwelling, away or a impartial venue.
The newspaper states exactly the rationale why ECB made the “beneficiant provide”.
“The matches would appeal to huge crowds within the UK, which has a big expat south Asian inhabitants,” it mentioned.
“The matches appeal to big sponsorship income and tv audiences.”
Nonetheless, the paper made it clear that even “PCB isn’t eager on enjoying India at a impartial venue however are grateful for the ECB’s provide, which reveals the rising relationship between the 2 boards.”
It said that with the large nations once more beginning to tour Pakistan, it is going to be a “retrograde step of their eyes” in the event that they occur to play on a impartial venue.