'Taking part in dwelling sequence offshore will undermine all of the laborious work achieved' – PCB supply on enjoying bilateral sequence towards India in England

Ramiz Raja throughout a press convention in Lahore. (Photograph by ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Photos)

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made headlines on Tuesday after the apex cricketing board floated the concept of internet hosting an India-Pakistan bilateral Take a look at sequence in England. The provide was reportedly made to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja, who turned the proposal in the intervening time. In accordance with the most recent growth from a PCB supply, the board is towards the concept, since enjoying a bilateral sequence at a impartial venue will diminish their popularity, undermining all their latest laborious work.

England’s Telegraph reported on Tuesday that Martin Darlow, ECB deputy chairman, held talks with the PCB through the ongoing T20 sequence between Pakistan and England, proposing English stadiums as venues for ideally a three-Take a look at sequence between India and Pakistan sooner or later. The concept was immediately rebuffed by the Asian giants, sighting it as a retrograde step.

Famend Pakistani journalist and author Saj Sadiq, on Wednesday, revealed that the PCB will not be too eager on the concept of participating in a bilateral sequence on impartial venues as it’ll rescind all of the laborious work of internet hosting dwelling sequence in Pakistan solely. He broke the information through a put up on Twitter.

“PCB supply responding to the provide from ECB “if we play our dwelling sequence towards India offshore, it’ll probably undermine all of the laborious work we’ve put in since Could 2015 to make sure that our dwelling sequence are performed in Pakistan,” his put up learn.

‘It’s the choice of the federal government, BCCI official on a possible India-Pakistan sequence

In the meantime, a senior BCCI official laughed off the suggestion and said that it’s unlikely {that a} bilateral sequence will happen between the 2 sides will happen within the close to future. He said that the neighbors will solely sq. off in ‘multi-team occasions’ in the intervening time.

“Firstly, ECB spoke to PCB about an Indo-Pak sequence and that’s a bit bizarre. In any case, a sequence towards Pakistan is just not one thing that the BCCI will resolve 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 was quoted as saying by a media outlet on Tuesday.