Chairman IPL Rajiv Shukla Says No India-Pakistan Series Near Future

IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla Says No India-Pakistan Series in Near Future

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Chairman of Indian Premier League, Rajiv Shukla says, conditions in Pakistan are not very promising for both the countries to resume their cricketing ties.

With the increasing tensions at the border of both the countries, the two nations have stopped playing bilateral series against each other. The last time the two teams met in a bilateral tie was the 2012-13 limited-overs series in India.

Pakistan had won the ODI series 2-1, whereas, the two-match T20 series went 1-1.

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India vs Pakistan is one of the most intense cricketing rivalries, not just because of the sporting history, but because of their political history as well.

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The two countries have played some great matches in the past, and the fans want to see more of it, the latest one of them being in the Champions Trophy final early this year which the Pakistani team won quite convincingly.

Mohammed Amir
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Mohammad Amir of Pakistan celebrates after claiming the wicket of India’s Virat Kohli during the ICC Champions Trophy Final match between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017, in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been trying hard to arrange a bilateral series between the two nations, but the Indian board has been reluctant to play without any government clearance, as it is well understood that a cricket match between the two teams is more than a sport for the country.

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Indian Premier League chairman Rajiv Shukla addresses a press conference during the IPL auction in Bangalore on February 6, 2016. Australian all-rounder Shane Watson received the highest bid of $1.4 million while banished England star Kevin Pietersen was sold to a new franchise at a glitzy Indian Premier League auction on February 6. AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Shukla who was in Jhansi for a meeting with the state cricket association spoke on the two countries playing soon,

The situation in the neighbouring country is not befitting. It looks unlikely for the two countries to play any matches in the near future.” He also added that the security of the Indian cricketers could not be compromised,

“The safety and security of Indian cricketers is of paramount importance.” 

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