Former Pakistan Test captain, Javed Miandad has urged the Cricket Boards of India and Pakistan to come together and work collectively for resuming the bilateral series between the 2 neighbouring countries.
“India and Pakistan collection is far greater than the Ashes and if we work out our points the 2 international locations can rule the cricket world,” he mentioned.
“Regardless of the extent of political relations prior to now we’ve performed cricket in very tense situations and it has finally helped the governments,” Miandad acknowledged.
“It’s excessive time the 2 boards received on one platform and tried to persuade the governments to offer clearance for resumption of bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan,” Miandad mentioned in an interview.
“What’s the goal of this World Take a look at Championship or another ICC backed league if India and Pakistan don’t play in opposition to one another,” he mentioned.
“One may reconcile to the state of affairs if there have been no matches between the 2 international locations in any respect but when we are able to play in ICC occasions then why not in any other case,” he requested.
India and Pakistan last performed a cricket match in 2017 Champions Trophy.
The 124 Tests veteran stated it was a disgrace that regardless of having good groups and thrilling younger skills, the arch-rivals usually do not compete in opposition to one another on common grounds.
Miandad mentioned he had misplaced all hope within the ICC in enjoying any function to get India and Pakistan to renew bilateral cricket, which has been suspended since 2008 aside from a brief restricted over collection held in 2012-13 in India as a goodwill gesture.
He mentioned that if India and Pakistan can play in ICC occasions just like the World Cup or Champions Trophy or within the Asia Cup, why not in bilateral ties.
Furthermore,he mentioned if bilateral cricket used to be held it might assist in easing members of the family between the 2 international locations.
Miandad also asked the International Cricket Council to stick an in depth eye on the spreading of T20 leagues to stop match fixing scandals.