NEW DELHI: Revival of the Cricketing ties between India and Pakistan seems to be a nightmare for the BCCI as it struggles to get the Government’s nod to play against Pakistan in Srilanka.
An official inside the Government of India said that the BCCI’s attempt to play cricket series with Pakistan may not be fruitful given the conditions prevailing at the border
“Revival of the cricketing ties with Pakistan seems to be impossible at this point of time, where Pakistan is still supporting cross border terrorism. With the recent attacks on an army camp at the Indo-Pak border, it is very unlikely from the Government of India to take a decision in favor of Pakistan”, a top Government leader said.
The authorities in India have come to a conclusion that the attack over the army camp was part of a larger plan, from terror groups aided by the Pakistan army and ISI. A senior Defense official said the intention of the attack was to carry out big strikes over the Civilians.
“Getting permission from the Government at this point of political juncture is really difficult”, the official added.
The relation between India and Pakistan has worsened with the two sides calling off their scheduled dialogue at several occasions. Pakistan wanted Kashmir to be on the agenda whereas, the Indian Government was only ready to discuss on terrorism which in turn led to the cancellation of the bilateral dialogue between the two sides.
On the other hand, the BCCI has no window in its schedule to accommodate Pakistan in future, other than in December.