PCB Chief Zaka Ashraf’s Statement Sparks Buzz for IND vs PAK Series



It’s been a considerable duration since an India vs Pakistan bilateral series took place, with the last one occurring in 2012-13. Despite ICC and continental events, the absence of a bilateral series has left cricket fans eagerly anticipating a renewed clash. Zaka Ashraf, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Management Committee, addressed this matter in a press conference on Wednesday, stating, ” As far as India-Pakistan series are concerned, both the boards are ready to play one another as long as there is government clearance,” as reported by pcb.com.pk, the official website of the Pakistan Cricket Board. As of now, there has been no response from the BCCI regarding this statement. In September 2023, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur declared that the BCCI had decided against a bilateral series with Pakistan until they cease activities linked to “terrorism.” The sentiments of the country and of the public are also the same. Notably, this statement followed an incident in which three top Indian security personnel were killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir. India recently faced Pakistan in the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, securing victory by seven wickets. The upcoming encounter between the two teams is scheduled for the 2024 T20 World Cup in New York on June 9.