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I am not talking to the BCCI about bilateral cricket: Ehsan Mani


Gulmeena HamidWeb Editor

13th Sep, 2020. 05:50 pm
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I am not talking to the BCCI about bilateral cricket: Ehsan Mani

Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani thinks that no series between India and Pakistan can begin till the political relations between the states are not sorted.

In the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) matters, Mani believes that the International Cricket Council should look at the Indian government’s interference.

During an interview, the 75-year-old chairman clarified that he will not request BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to allow Pakistani players to be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“I am not talking to the BCCI about bilateral cricket. It is up to them to speak to us if they have something to say. The ICC constitution says there should be no government interference. So, I think ICC should be talking to them [BCCI],” said Mani.

He went on to say that,

“Over the years, the PCB has had a number of discussions with the BCCI regarding bilateral cricket. Whether it is T20 cricket or bilateral, all things are in the hands of the BCCI. At this moment I don’t have any intention of playing any T20 league with India. First, they have to sort out the bilateral (political) relations with us, and then we will talk.”

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