Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja believes the cricketing ties with India can improve if “politics” is kept away from the sport. Commenting on the resumption of bilateral series between the two nations, the former Pakistan cricketer said it would require a “lot of work”.
Ramiz Raja passed these remarks after his meeting with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah, which took place on the sidelines of an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meet earlier this month.
What PCB said in their official press release :
PCB shared an official press release by Raja on his meeting with the BCCI officials. It read: “I met with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah on the sidelines of the ACC meetings. We need to create a cricketing bond, while I have also believed that politics should stay away from the sport as much as possible and this has always been our stance.”
What PCB Chief Ramiz Raja said :
“A lot of work needs to be done to revitalize Pakistan-India cricket but there needs to be some comfort level between the two boards and then we can see how far we can go. So overall, we had a good discussion.”PCB Chief Ramiz Raja said on Thursday
With rising political tensions between the two countries, both India and Pakistan have stopped taking part in the most bilateral sporting events.
The last time Men In Blue locked horns with Pakistan in cricket was back in 2013. Since then, the two cricketing giants have only met at ICC events.
In the last encounter between the two, Pakistan finally broke the jinx. As Babar Azam-led Pakistan secured a 10-wicket win over India at the ongoing T20 World Cup in UAE. Moreover, skipper Babar Azam and keeper batsmen Rizwan took their team to the target easily within just 18 overs.