Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam. PC- Getty

India and Pakistan bilateral sequence is a really financially profitable prospect and it appears the England and Wales cricket Board (ECB) are eyeing some a part of the financial pie. Ever for the reason that 2008 Mumbai terror assaults, India and Pakistan have solely performed one bilateral sequence in 2012-13.

That sequence consisted of three ODIs and one T20I and noticed the debut of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for India. The final Take a look at sequence between the 2 sides got here in 2007 which was performed in India. Ever since then, India and Pakistan have clashed solely in ICC occasions and Asia Cup tournaments.

Pakistan just lately beat India within the T20 World cup 2021 after which once more in Asia Cup 2022 tremendous 4s stage. In the meantime, the Indian staff has at all times had the higher hand on their neighbors in World Cup occasions.

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Nevertheless, seeing the gamers from each side in a Take a look at sequence has been a dream of followers as neither Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, or Cheteshwar Pujara have performed a five-day recreation in opposition to Pakistan, and equally, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi are but to check their would possibly in opposition to India in a purple ball recreation.

Nevertheless it appears the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is eager to host India and Pakistan for a Take a look at sequence in England citing the massive Asian inhabitants within the nation and naturally, for the financial positive aspects.

ECB Offers To Play Neutral Hosts For Possible India-Pakistan Test Series; BCCI And PCB Respond: Reports
Umpire indicators no-ball in the course of the 2017 Champions Trophy remaining. (Credit: Twitter)

As per experiences of the Telegraph newspaper ECB has informally provided this to each BCCI and PCB: “Martin Darlow, the deputy chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has held talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board in the course of the present Twenty20 sequence and provided England’s grounds as venues for ideally a three-match Take a look at sequence in future.”

The newspaper states exactly the explanation why the ECB made the “beneficiant supply”.

“The matches would entice large crowds within the UK, which has a big ex-pat south Asian inhabitants. The matches entice big sponsorship income and tv audiences,” it added.

BCCI And PCB Reject The Provide From ECB For India V Pakistan Take a look at Sequence In England

Clearly, the supply by the ECB was made for its monetary positive aspects, each the BCCI and the PCB have rejected the proposal citing totally different causes. For the BCCI, their stance has at all times been that taking part in Pakistan bilaterally with being a call made by the Indian authorities and the potential for getting the nod for doing so is nil in close to future.

ECB Offers To Play Neutral Hosts For Possible India-Pakistan Test Series; BCCI And PCB Respond: Reports

“Firstly, ECB spoke to PCB about an Indo-Pak sequence and that’s a bit bizarre. In any case, a sequence in opposition to Pakistan isn’t one thing that the BCCI will determine however it’s the choice of the federal government. As of now, the stance stays the identical. We solely play Pakistan at multi-team occasions,” a senior BCCI official instructed PTI.

With the tense political relations between the neighbors, it’s a large ‘No’ from BCCI no matter whether or not it’s performed at residence, away or in a impartial venue.

In the meantime, Telegraph additionally reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has thanked the ECB for the supply however stated a agency no. The PCB said that since worldwide cricket has returned to Pakistan, taking part in somebody like India at a impartial venue can be dangerous to its picture.

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PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja

“PCB isn’t eager on taking part in India at impartial venue however are grateful for the ECB’s supply, which exhibits the rising relationship between the 2 boards. It said that with the massive nations once more beginning to tour Pakistan, will probably be a “retrograde step of their eyes” in the event that they occur to play on a impartial venue,” the report said.

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