ICC takes notice of delay in women’s Indo-Pak series
International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken notice of delay in series between Pakistan and India’s women teams and the matter is to be put in front of the event technical committee of the event.
ICC spokesman said on the matter, “The matter has been referred to the event technical committee, as soon as the committee makes a decision, it will be announced via a media release.”
Pakistan was scheduled to host India in a three-match ODI series before the month of October, but, the Board of Cricket Control for India (BCC) did not reply Pakistan’s proposal of playing the series at a neutral venue.
The bilateral series between the two teams would have affected the ODI ranking, the top four teams before February 2017 will have a direct berth in the world cup and the other teams would play a qualifying round to feature the world cup which will be played from February 2017.
Pakistan is currently ranked at 7th position, while India is at 6th with 13 points. If India gets six points of the series, they will qualify directly to the tournament. However, Pakistan is hoping that if India backs off from playing the series, the six points will be given to them. But, even if Pakistan gets those six points, they will not be able to qualify directly.
Pakistan and India’s political relationship are going through a rough patch and it has affected the cricketing ties in worst possible manner as well.
BCCI earlier requested ICC to not to put Pakistan and India in the same group in global events. The men’s teams have not played a bilateral series since December January of 2012-2013 when Pakistan visited India for a three-match ODI series and a two-match T20 series.