CoA chief Vinod Rai opened up on government policy about the future of IND-PAK matches
CoA chief Vinod Rai has opened up on the subject on government policy about the future of IND-PAK matches and said BCCI had to react to the prevailing sentiment and take a stand.
Before the 2019 ICC World Cup, the BCCI had written to the International Cricket Council, demanding that the world body isolate Pakistan on the world stage. Strong calls made in India to boycott its match against Pakistan in the mega-event, even if it meant giving up the 2 points.
“Now, India scheduled to play Pakistan on June 16th… There was stacked rhetoric here that India should refuse to play with Pakistan.” People said it, the media reported it. The press wasn’t cooking it. Media reports collect news from the ground,” Rai told Indian Express.
Rai also opened up on the government’s policy that both nations cannot play on each other’s territory. However, the India-Pakistan parties can play in a neutral place.
“In playing against Pakistan, I believe there is a government policy … you can play in neutral territory, and not in each other… We are very clear in our minds that in the neutral territory we will play against any country,” Rai reported.