The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, believes that holding Indo-Pak bilateral series will not be feasible at the time.
The reason for not organizing is probably the political conditions of both countries. Since their birth, the countries have been arch-rival of each other.
The hate has involved in the spirit of the game and consequently, the fans from both sides see each other as enemies.
Khan believes back in 2005 when Pakistan hosted India, Pakistan’s government was trying to get close to the Indian government. As always, the Indian government has neglected to take steps for the betterment of both.
PM Imran Khan reveals why Indo-Pak series is not feasible for now
“The next time I went was in 1987 and this time, there was tension between the two governments I saw hostility in India which I had never seen before. Our players were being pelted from the ground and I made them wear helmets while fielding at the boundary. It wasn’t a very good atmosphere on certain grounds,” Khan said.
“When India came to Pakistan in 2005, again the governments were trying to get close. I never thought I would see on a cricket ground what happened. Pakistan lost to India in Pakistan and the crowds cheered the Indian team. Great atmosphere.
“Right now, playing cricket in this atmosphere with this sort of a government in power, I would imagine it would be a terrible atmosphere on the cricket ground,” Imran added.
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.