On Monday, Minister of Sports, Vijay Goel has confirmed that there is no possibility of India and Pakistan bilateral cricket series in near future until unless cross-border terrorism stops. However, both the countries will play against each other in the Champion Trophy at Edgbaston, Birmingham on June 4.
According to the NDTV SPORTS, Mr. Goel said: “BCCI must talk to the government first. Bilateral series with Pakistan will be difficult because terror and cricket can’t go hand in hand. Pakistan is spreading terrorism in Kashmir, indulging in cross-border terrorism. In these cases, we can’t have a bilateral series with them.
He further added: “As far as multi-lateral events are concerned, we have no control over those. So the two countries will continue to play each other in such tournaments.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Chaudhary with other officials of the Indian board will meet the PCB this week in Dubai. Chaudhary said: “We are not averse to a bilateral series with Pakistan. But everything depends on whether the government gives clearance. The series will not be possible without approval from the government.”