PCB’s Managing Director Wasim Khan is hopeful that India and Pakistan will play bilateral series in the future. He thinks the relationship between BCCI and PCB is very good and that will go a long way in restoring bilateral series between the South Asian neighbors.
Notably, India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012/13. Now, India and Pakistan only play each other in the ICC events. They last met in the 2019 World Cup where India defeated Pakistan comprehensively.
“Unfortunately bilateral cricket ties between the two countries is governed and influenced by political and diplomatic ties. But we are hopeful that things are moving in the right direction now,” Wasim said. “I think we will see ice melt in coming months with progress being made now. It is important for both countries to have regular bilateral cricket ties.”
“Another indicator came at the last Asian Cricket Council meeting when India delegates supported giving hosting rights to Pakistan for next year’s Asia Cup T20 event,” he added.
India and Pakistan are not on cordial terms and that has prompted the Indian government to disallow continuation of Indo-Pak bilateral cricketing ties.