BCCI says there will be space for Pak-India series if govt agrees

Monitoring Desk

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hinted at possible resumption of a bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India if the Indian government gives a go-ahead.

Following the board’s Special General Meeting in Delhi, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary told media that “if the government agrees, there will be space for India-Pakistan bilateral series.” The Indian government has not given a green signal to Indo-Pak bilateral series since the last one was held in India in 2012. Since then, the two neighbours have only met in ICC events.

Last month, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) filed a dispute with the ICC, claiming up to $70 million for missed series in 2014 and 2015 from BCCI after the country failed to attend two series as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two boards. The PCB sent a legal notice to ICC to set up a Dispute Resolution Committee for adjudicating the matter of Indian cricket board not honouring its promise of playing bilateral series with Pakistan.