Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani said a bilateral series between Pakistan and India would be useful for international cricketing as well for both nations cricket fans.
In an interview with Cricbuzz, the PCB chairman said the two neighbors are
playing no matches except in Asian Cricket Council events and the International Cricket Council.
“Pakistan India matches are the world’s most watched cricket matches. It’s perfect for global cricket safety that we play
against each other, but we don’t take into account any bilateral series against India in
our preparation,” the website quoted.
Speaking of the Asia Cup suspension, he said Pakistan and Sri Lanka had agreed that
latter would host the next tournament because it would be in “better shape” than other
countries in the region due to coronavirus.
“The financial effect on Pakistan is minimal; the Asia Cup ‘s value is that it generates
funds for the growth of the developing cricket nations in Asia. There is full consensus inside ACC on the timing of the Asia Cup,” Mani said.
Speaking about the relationship between PCB and BCCI, he said the PCB has “issues” with the latter but “I’m
not afraid that some countries will put their interests ahead of what’s good for the game as a whole.”
“We all owe the global game and world cricket well-being a duty
of care and don’t put our short-term interests ahead of it,” Mani said.