The former Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) President, and the current Sports Minister of India, Anurag Thakur is not satisfied of Pakistan’s security conditions and seems reluctant for team India’s visit there for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025.
His statement came a day after Pakistan got delighted with hosting CT25 rights. He says the countries earlier have abandoned their tours following poor security, and attacks in the nation.
According to his statements, the BCCI, after examining the security in Pakistan, will give green signal to team India’s voyage to the men in green’s backyard for the ICC event.
Thakur urges several factors are considered while making such tours and security is the main concern. Notably, such obstacle from their end was expected as they recently killed green shirts hopes of hosting Asia Cup 2020 that has been delaying following COVID crisis.
India not sure of visiting Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2025, will decide after examining security issues
“The Indian government – the Home Ministry – has earlier also made its decision. When such global tournaments happen several factors are considered.
When the time comes, the Indian government will make a decision depending on the circumstances then.”
Security situation not normal in Pakistan – Anurag Thakur
“Even in the past, you would have seen many countries have pulled out to go there (Pakistan) and play because the situation there is not normal.
Security is the main challenge there like teams have been attacked in the past, which is a concern.
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Following the broken political relations among two cricket-loving nations, they do not play bilateral series anymore. Any such last task was in 2012 and since then, India and Pakistan only meet in the ACC or ICC events.
The recent assignment was the Super 12 game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in which Babar Azam and co thrashed away India handing them over a 10-wicket defeat.
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