Ehsan Mani, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not deny the fact that India vs Pakistan bilateral matches are of global importance but he believes that the matches will no more be on the agenda.
Ehsan believes that amidst the Indian government policies, the two countries are noticed playing in the events organized by ICC and ACC.
He says that the matches occupy the global importance and it will be of the health to global cricket clearing that bilateral Indo-Pak series would never be on the playing agenda again.
India vs Pakistan series is of global importance but is no more on agenda: Ehsan Mani
“PCB has no issues with BCCI. I do not have a fear that some countries will put their interests ahead of what is good for the game as a whole. We all owe a duty of care to the global game and the well-being of world cricket and not put our short term interests before it,” he said.
“Pakistan-India matches are the most-watched cricket matches in the world. However, apart from ICC and ACC events, we do not play against each other due to the policy of the Indian government,” he said.
“It is good for the health of global cricket that we play against each other, however, in our planning we do not take into account any bilateral series against India.”
Pakistan and India have not featured in any bilateral series since the 2011-12 ODI series when India lost. The arch-rivals have faced each other only in the mega-events organized by ICC or ACC.
Recently, many Pakistani opined that India vs Pakistan bilateral matches shall be settled but the Indian government racist policies and hatred towards Pakistan even have deprived Pakistan of its Asia Cup 2020 hosting rights as Team India would not like to visit the national country.