No reply to India-Pakistan bilateral ties resumption – Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly, who will take cost as BCCI’s subsequent president on October 23, has mentioned that resumption of bilateral cricket with Pakistan is topic to the permission of the Indian authorities. Ganguly mentioned that the choice may solely be taken by the prime ministers of the 2 nations: Narendra Modi and Imran Khan, who additionally occurs to be the patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“It’s important to ask that query to Modi ji and the Pakistan Prime Minister,” Ganguly mentioned at a media briefing in Kolkata on Tuesday. “In fact we’ve (to take permission), as a result of worldwide publicity (excursions) is all via governments. So we do not have a solution to that query.”

Ganguly had led India on the historic tour of Pakistan in 2004, the primary bilateral sequence because the Kargil warfare in 1999 and India’s first go to to Pakistan since 1989.

The final time each neighbours featured in a bilateral sequence was in late 2012, when India hosted Pakistan for a limited-overs sequence comprising two T20Is and three ODIs.

In February, the BCCI requested the ICC in an e-mail letter “to sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates”. That letter was despatched on the behest of the three-member Committee of Directors (CoA), which was appointed because the supervisory authority of the board until contemporary elections had been held. The day past the CoA had mulled over asking the ICC to boycott Pakistan from the World Cup.

On the time the BCCI and CoA had been reacting to the fear strikes in Pulwama within the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir during which greater than 40 paramilitary troops had been killed.