Big news for cricket fans, BCCI agrees for bilateral series with Pakistan!

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India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2013.

Jay Shah and Zaka Ashraf. (Image Source: Cricbuzz)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf said that he is keen to organize bilateral series against India in future. Zaka Ashraf has claimed that BCCI is ready to play bilateral series with Pakistan.

Zaka Ashraf further revealed that he has discussed with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) the possibilities for a bilateral series between India and Pakistan during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and strengthening cricketing ties between the neighboring countries.BCCI) met Secretary Jay Shah and other dignitaries. But due to political tension between India and Pakistan, no solution could be found.

BCCI and PCB are ready to play against each other: Zaka Ashraf

Let us tell you, India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2013. Since then, the two countries play against each other only in global tournaments such as the Asia Cup and the World Cup. After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Pakistani players were banned from playing in the IPL as well. Meanwhile, Zaka Ashraf had recently claimed that both the BCCI and PCB boards are now ready to play against each other, only the government approval is yet to be received.

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Zaka Ashraf was quoted as saying by pcb.com.pk: “As far as the India-Pakistan series is concerned, if the government gives approval, both the boards are ready to play a series with each other. We had earlier spoken to Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakkar about this and he encouraged us to strengthen ties with Australia as this will help cricket in Pakistan.

‘PCB wants to work with him’

Our inclination in PCB was already in this direction. Earlier in India we had talks with Cricket Australia and we wanted to take things forward. We look forward to working with them for mutual benefit.”

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