India-Pakistan series “unlikely anytime soon” says Former PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan

He said Pakistan would still contend in ICC series however that a bilateral series was ‘out of the question.

Shahryar Khan, a former Chairman of PCB, doesn’t expect arch-rivals India and Pakistan to resume cricketing ties anytime shortly thanks to continuing political tensions between the 2 countries.

“The real reason behind the absence of India and Pakistan bilateral series is political and has nothing to try to with either the PCB or the BCCI. within the current political climate, i actually don’t see any means within the close to future that each groups are ready to play one another,” he said

Post the tragic terror attacks in 2008, each countries are hostile politically. the primary cricketing impact that it had was that the England team, then enjoying in India, had their final 2 regular ODIs off, returning home when the primary 5 matches. although they came back to play the 2 Tests, the venues of each those games were modified, given one in every of those was originally to be compete in Mumbai.

India’s tour of Pakistan in January 2009 was additionally off, which means that the last full series between the groups occurred as way back as in 2007, with a brief limited-overs vie in India in late 2012. except for that, India and Pakistan have vie one another solely within the numerous ICC since 2009.

He else that whereas he hoped things would improve within the future between the 2 governments and eventually the 2 cricket boards, he didn’t see India and Pakistan enjoying a bilateral contest within the close to future nevertheless those in ICC events.

“We can still play India in ICC tournaments as we have a tendency to did within the Champions Trophy and then on, however no take a look at or limited-overs series are vie between the 2 countries within the predictable future,” he flat out same.

With the BCCI not slotting one match against Pakistan aside from those in ICC  tournaments in its latest FTP of 2019-2023, one thing that the PCB has challenged, it is a transparent indication of cricketing ties not resuming between Bharat and Pakistan anytime within the predictable future.

And with the persistent political worries, it additionally looks extremely unlikely that the Central Government of Bharat can allow a series against Pakistan shortly.