Web Desk — The BCCI will need approval from the Indian government before it can play Pakistan in a bilateral series, according secretary Amitabh Choudhary, no matter what the nature of its agreement with the PCB.
As per a report, The Pakistan board had sent the BCCI a notice under the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee’s terms of reference last week for not fulfilling its commitment according to an MoU, which the PCB said was signed in 2014.
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The BCCI, however, indicated that the MoU was in fact “just a letter” and not a formal “contract”, but said it wanted to fulfil the commitment because it was written with the intent to do so, provided the government gave the go-ahead.
India and Pakistan have not played a full series – apart from two T20Is and three ODIs in 2012 – since the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, which the Indian government blamed on terrorists based out of Pakistan. Political relations between the countries remain strained as of today.
MoU was in fact “just a letter” and not a formal “contract”
“I can assure you that this is a subject where the government has to accord permission,” Choudhary said. “I must inform you that the BCCI has already written to the government in March with regard to the FTP with Pakistan. Unless we hear from them, I cannot make a comment. As far as cricket concerned, if it is a contract, both would try to honour.”