BCCI Rejected ECB’s Proposal To Host ‘IND vs PAK’ Test Series In England
BCCI Rejected ECB’s Proposal To Host ‘IND vs PAK’ Test Series In EnglandThe Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) has rejected the England and Wales Cricket Board’s informal proposal of hosting India vs Pakistan test series in England. As per the reports, BCCI said that the chances of the India-Pakistan bilateral series in the near future are ‘next to nil’.BCCI Has Rejected ECB’s ProposalA senior BCCI official privy to India’s position revealed: “Firstly, ECB spoke to PCB about an Indo-Pak series and that’s a bit weird. In any case, a series against Pakistan is not something that the BCCI will decide but it is the decision of the government. As of now, the stance remains the same. We only play Pakistan at multi-team events,”ECB’s deputy chairman had proposed the idea of hosting India vs Pakistan Test series in EnglandRecently, the ECB’s deputy chairman Martin Darlow proposed the idea of hosting India vs Pakistan Test series in England to PCB chairman Ramiz Raja during his visit to Pakistan for England’s ongoing T20 international series.
The UK daily Telegraph stated the real reason behind ECB’s proposal. The statement read:
“The matches would attract big crowds in the UK, which has a large ex-pat south Asian population,” it said. “The matches attract huge sponsorship revenue and television audiences.”