Cricket legends –Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar are all set to engage in a conversation about their cricket careers, off-the-field stories and India-Pakistan rivalry at the first-ever Colors Cricket Conclave.
According to a report in Press Trust of India, former Indian opener –Sehwag and Pakistani pacer – Shoaib will in Dubai for the first-ever Colors Cricket Conclave, which is scheduled to be held on March 22, 2018.
Talking about the conclave, Sachin Gokhale, Business Head - Middle East & Africa and Head of Business Operations and Corporate Strategy for International Business at IndiaCast said, “Colors Cricket Conclave is our first event for 2018 and we're very excited to introduce this unique cricket concept which will host two sides to the cricket story - i.e. a world-renowned batsman and a legendary bowler from two rival countries.”
The political tension between India and Pakistan has affected the bilateral cricket ties between the two countries. India has accused Pakistan of trying to spread terrorism in the country and due to which it has refused to have any sporting or cultural ties with the neighbor nation until Pakistan stops cross-border terrorism and firing –India and Pakistan only play each other in ICC tournaments.
Even, PCB had filed a compensation claim of $ 70 million against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not honoring a bilateral cricket series agreement (MoU).
They haven't played a Test series since 2007-08 when India hosted Pakistan for three Tests while the arch-rivals have last played a bilateral series in 2012-13.