Majority of Indians and Pakistanis want to enjoy a bilateral series between both the countries. Also, cricket can be use as a tool to improve diplomatic relations. Cricketer Shahid Afridi has said that politics should not be allowed to interfere when it comes to a sporting event.
In an interview with Wisden India (after St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament), Afridi said: “I believe politics should be kept away from sports. It should rather be used as a tool to improve relations between the countries. Sport is something which can play a big role in bringing peace. It was nice to meet and play with players from India after a long time.”
“That was something very positive about the tournament and I think it should continue. Both countries should also be playing international cricket against each other.”
Unfortunately, BCCI needs the government’s permission to let the Indian cricket team host or tour Pakistan. But, many right-wing groups in India will not let this happen soon.