The newly appointed ICC Chairman, Greg Barclay, stated that the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) doesn’t have the flexibility to affect bilateral ties between Pakistan and India. The 2 arch-rivals haven’t performed a bilateral collection towards one another since 2013 and the possibilities of having a collection between them within the close to future look bleak.
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Greg Barclay was beforehand serving as a New Zealand consultant on the ICC board for a very long time earlier than being appointed because the ICC chairman. He stated that regardless of ICC making an attempt to renew cricketing ties between the international locations, the variations transcend cricket and it’s out of the arms of ICC to get them to play bilateral collection.
“I might love nothing greater than to see India and Pakistan persevering with with their cricket relations like beforehand. I’m additionally sufficient of a realist to grasp that there are geopolitical points at play right here,” he stated.
“I don’t suppose I’ve a mandate or potential to affect the outcomes greater than that. That’s actually accomplished at a degree manner past the place we may very well be working,” he added.
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Regardless of Pakistan’s makes an attempt to resuming cricketing ties, India have refused to play cricket towards Pakistan on many events, however the two international locations do play towards one another in ICC occasions.
The 2 neighboring international locations final performed towards one another within the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. They may come up towards one another within the 2021 ICC World T20 in India subsequent yr.