BCCI Has Never Refused To Play Against Pakistan: Ex-PCB Chairman Tauqir Zia

Ex-PCB Chairman Tauqir Zia
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Tauqir Zia, the former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has made a big statement, claiming that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has never declined to play a bilateral series versus Pakistan. It’s worth noting that the match between India and Pakistan is still one of cricket’s most tense contests. Here in this article let’s have a look at what Ex-PCB Chairman Tauqir Zia Has Made A Big Statement On the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

It’s important to remember that the arch-rivals haven’t faced each other in a bilateral series since 2012-13. The last time the Men in Blue played their neighbors was during the 2021 T20 World Cup when the Men in Green defeated India by 10 wickets. Ramiz Raja, the present PCB chairman, has proposed a four-nation series featuring Australia, England, India, and Pakistan. The idea, however, is currently in the works.

I do not think there will be enough room to gather the four nations: Ex-PCB Chairman Tauqir Zia

Tauqir further stated that both Ganguly & Ramiz want to enhance cricket, but nothing surpasses to have seen a match between the two.

“BCCI has never refused to play against us [Pakistan]. The problem lies on the government-to-government level. Both cricketing boards are currently run by former cricketers who understand the importance of Pakistan-India matches. Sourav Ganguly and Ramiz Raja both want to promote cricket, and there is nothing better than seeing a contest between these rivals,” said Tauqir.

“Although the four-nation series was a great idea, there are already so many franchise-model tournaments happening throughout the year. Because of this, I do not think there will be enough room to gather the four nations in one timeframe,” the former PCB chairman also stated that while a four-nation series is a fantastic idea, it is not feasible in practice.

Furthermore, the Indian cricket team will face arch-rivals Pakistan in the first fixture of the 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup. On October 23, 2022, this match will take place at the historical Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Despite losing their previous match versus Pakistan at the 2021 T20 World Cup, the Men in Blue will be looking to even the score with their arch-rivals.

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