Even under the wrap of new makeover of competitive cricket as International Cricket Council approved the Test and one day championship, the bilateral series between arch rivals India and Pakistan is still unlikely to resume.
An insider of Board of Control for Cricket in India said Hindustan Times, “We didn’t want to be docked points for not playing Pakistan, like the women’s team last season. Chaudhary and Johri had been asked to discuss at the meeting how it can be resolved,”
The ICC has allowed boards to choose the opponents for bilateral Test series, a team only need to play six out of eight teams.
According to this new rule, India – Pakistan need not have to face other in the first two cycles of Test league that will take place between 2019 – 2022 and 2022 – 2024.
Nine teams will play six series over the new two-year Test league cycle – three each home and away. Each series will have a minimum of two Tests and a maximum of five.
“India and Pakistan anyway play in ICC tournaments, all global events like the 50-over, World Twenty20 and the under-19 tournaments. The same arrangement will apply and they will play the final,” the BCCI source said again.
“In principle all the Boards have agreed to the restructuring. The small details about the playing conditions and other details have to be worked out. It will be finalized by February,” the source said.