ICC can not influence bilateral cricket between Ind & Pak: Greg Barclay
Seeing how the political acrimony of neighboring countries has an impact on the game, even the new ICC chairman could not stop himself from expressing his feelings.
New Delhi: India-Pakistan cricket rivalry is not hidden from anyone. But for a long time, the two teams have not been playing any bilateral series among themselves. Only in ICC tournaments do they fight. Seeing how the political acrimony of neighboring countries has an impact on the game, even the new ICC chairman could not stop himself from expressing his feelings.
India vs Pakistan match is out of reach:
New Zealand cricket's head Greg Barclay has been named the new head of the International Cricket Council last week. The business lawyer who replaced Shashank Manohar of India, promised to agree on cricket between the two countries. Barclay, who has been watching closely the conflict between the BCCI and the PCB for a long time, also clarified that some things are above cricket.
Replying to the question of Indo-Pak relations, he said, "We will try to do better than the powers and authority we have." I enjoy nothing more than the India-Pakistan match. The ICC, on the other hand, has its own capabilities or limitations, which only cricket can handle. Political relations are different, the effect of which cannot be denied on sports.
It goes on to say that the Indian government has stated several times clearly that Pakistan will have to stop terrorist activities from across the border to restore cricketing relations with India. No work will have to be done which will hurt the interest of India. The last time both teams collided in the World Cup 2019, where India easily beat Pakistan.