Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani in an interview to Cricbuzz advocated for an India-Pakistan series and so, here is a look at what the 75 year old had to say.
Ehsan Mani Advocates For An India-Pakistan Series
While advocating for an India-Pakistan series the chairman said, “Pakistan-India matches are the most watched cricket matches in the world. However, apart from ICC and ACC events we do not play against each other due to the policy of the Indian Government. It is good for the health of global cricket that we play against each other, however, in our planning we do not take into account any bilateral series against India.”
Explains Why Asia Cup Couldn’t Take Place This Year
While explaining why Asia Cup couldn’t take place this year Mani said, “The staging of the Asia Cup has been postponed due to circumstances beyond the control of any of the ACC countries. The Sri Lankan Cricket Board and PCB agreed some time ago that Sri Lanka would host the next Asia Cup instead of Pakistan, as it is more likely that Sri Lanka will be in a position to host it as the Covid-19 impact there appears to be in better control than in most countries in our region. The financial impact on Pakistan is minimal; the importance of the Asia Cup is that it generates funds for the development of the emerging cricket nations in Asia. There is complete consensus within ACC on the timing of the Asia Cup.”