Former PCB Chief speaks up on the gulf between India and Pakistan

The gulf is widening with controversies, feels Khan.

Bilateral series between India and Pakistan seems distant now. (Getty)

Former PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan has said that it is the “stubbornness” of the Indian government under Narendra Modi which is not allowing the BCCI to settle differences with arch-rivals Pakistan.

Khan, in an interview, maintained that the Indian government is not allowing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to restore cricketing ties with Pakistan, and there are no chances of mutual series in near future as well.

The former PCB Chief expressed his dissent on the fact that Afghanistan will be playing their maiden and historic Test against India and opined that they should have been allowed to play against Pakistan.

Khan also added his thoughts on the recent Future Tours Programme generated for different teams. He said that quality cricket between competitive teams will generate good revenue and not the quantity of cricket a team plays. This comes after Pakistan was allotted less number of matches in all formats as compared to their counterpart.

The former PCB chief concluded by saying that while the PSL has helped Pakistan to garner and nurture young talent, cricket’s newest baby, the T-10 league might take away the sportsman spirit from the game.

By Anshuman Roy - 18 Dec, 2017

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