Previous Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has required the resumption of respective ties among India and Pakistan. The political connection between the two neighbours is at an unsurpassed low lately and it has influenced the cricketing ties as well. The Indian government has taken the extreme position because of Pakistan government’s inability to stop the cross-line psychological warfare.
The last Test arrangement between the two nations had occurred way back in 2007 when Pakistan visited India for five ODIs and three Tests. The last respective series between the two most outstanding adversaries had occurred in 2012/13 season when Pakistan visited India for a short restricted overs arrangement. From that point forward, both the groups have just played against one another in Asia Cups and ICC competitions.
Things are not exceptionally encouraging at present by the same token. It will not be astonishing at all if India and Pakistan don’t play a two-sided arrangement in the coming years. India and Pakistan last played against one another during the 2019 World Cup in England.
Zaka Ashraf has demanded he had proposed a Jinnah-Gandhi series proposal between the two nations during his residency. Unexpectedly, the last two-sided match between the two nations had occurred during Ashraf’s residency.
He additionally went after India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, considering him a fanatic component while uncovering that the BCCI were reluctant in regards to the proposition of the Jinnah-Gandhi Series.
“I suggested to the BCCI during my tenure that we should hold a Jinnah-Gandhi series, named after the great leaders of the two countries but they were hesitant to go ahead with this proposal because of the extremist elements in India like [Narendra] Modi,” quoted by Ashraf as said by Pakistan Cricket.
“This series would have been similar to what the Ashes is for England and Australia. It would have improved cricketing relations between the two nations and people of both countries would have enjoyed some great cricket,” added further by Ex PCB Chief.
“I think India and Pakistan should play at neutral venues, if not on home soil, be it UAE, Sri Lanka, South Africa or any other country. I also think the main issue is that ICC has changed its rules with regards to FTP, primarily due to Indian influence, and allowed members to have the final say on playing bilateral series rather than ensuring that countries play against each other on a regular basis,” concluded by Zaka Ashraf.