The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has urged the central government to formalize its position on the India and Pakistan bilateral series in a formal way. No bilateral series has been played since 2012 due to political tension between these two neighbouring countries.
The BCCI has consistently clarified its position that it cannot play bilateral series without getting approval from the government. It has been learned that the world’s wealthiest cricket board wants a formal message from the government before going to the ICC Disputes Resolution Forum. It will need it in the forum.
The BCCI has to keep its opinion against the claims of PCB’s $ 7 million compensation in the ICC Dispute Resolution Forum. The claim was made by the PCB on BCCI as not respecting the agreement between the two boards in 2014.
The BCCI recently wrote to the ministry that BCCI would be grateful if you can formalize the government policy of the Indian government on the need to get approval from the Indian government for playing domestic and foreign tournaments with Pakistan.
BCCI on the issue:
When asked about this email, a senior BCCI official said that it is a regular correspondence from the BCCI. It is our duty to seek government permission for bilateral series. Our job is to ask and it depends on the government. We understand that in the current circumstances, the bilateral series is very difficult to organise, but if we get the answer from the government, then it will help us.