Just when the chances of a resumption of the much coveted Indo-Pak cricket rivalry looked positive, politics once again played spoilsport. The meeting scheduled to be held between the PCB representatives and the BCCI in Mumbai was called off after a political party disrupted their meeting on Monday morning. Such an act by the political section of India is bound to take its toll on the relationship between the cricketing authorities of India and Pakistan.
Former Pakistan batting legend and current President of the ICC, Zaheer Abbas has stated that the Pakistani players may refuse to travel to India for next year’s ICC World T20. Abbas’ shocking revelation came in a news channel after today’s meeting was called off.
“Pakistan and India cricket authorities must work it out, otherwise I fear the Pakistan players could also refuse to tour India for the upcoming World T20 Cup, citing security concerns,” former Test captain Abbas told a news channel.
“Politics and cricket are two different things. Pakistan is not asking India to play in Pakistan. Pakistan is asking for a bilateral series to be played at a neutral venue,” he told TV channels. “Nothing better than India and Pakistan playing each other. The whole world and the people of both India and Pakistan are waiting for the series. The world is hoping that India will give a good news to the cricketing world,” said Abbas.