It has already been years since the combat between the well-known arch-rivals, India vs Pakistan, took place in cricket. The two countries were featured in the 2012-2013 ODI series where India got thrashed by Pakistan. Since then, the both sides are seen signing in to the mega-events organized by the ICC and ACC.
The fuming political controversies that exist among both nations have stepped into a game of spirit like cricket which has created a sense of hatred among boards mutually. Where many veterans from Pakistan expressed their will to play the bilateral series reducing friction among both, there was always a denial from across the border.
The chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani, says that although Men in Green are always ready to get featured in a bilateral series against India, they will be never running after BCCI to organize the series. He says whenever the opponents will be ready, Pakistan is up for the game.
Ehsan Mani: Pakistan are always up for the bilateral series but don’t want to run after BCCI
“I have taken the view, and I have let it be known to the BCCI, that we are always there to play, but we are not going to be running after them. It is their call when they are ready to play, we will be willing to play,” Mani said during a discussion with cricket authors Peter Oborne and Richard Heller in a podcast.