No Bilateral Cricket Ties with Pakistan Until Cross-Border Terrorism Ends: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.
Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur reaffirms that India won’t engage in bilateral cricket with Pakistan until cross-border terrorism ceases.
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Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur has said that BCCI had decided long ago that until Pakistan stops cross-border terrorism and infiltration in India, there will be no bilateral cricket with it.
Bilateral cricket relations between India and Pakistan have been suspended for years due to heightened diplomatic tensions between the two neighbours, with the two teams only playing each other in ICC and continental events.
Addressing the media on Friday, former BCCI president Anurag Thakur said, ‘As far as the game is concerned, the BCCI had decided long ago that bilateral matches with Pakistan will not take place unless they are free from infiltration and Doesn’t stop cross border terrorism.
I think this is the sentiment of every common citizen of this country.’ Recently, tensions between India and Pakistan after the martyrdom of an Army Colonel, a Major and a Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police during an encounter with terrorists. Cricket relations are in the news again.