Indo-Pak women’s cricket series in doubt
Pakistan and India women’s teams were scheduled to play a series till the end of October, but, the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCC) have not responded to Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) queries and the series seems to be in a jeopardy, reported ESPNCricinfo.
The two teams had to play a series and its points would be included towards ICC Women’s Championship points. If the series is not played, the technical committee of the event have to decide the distribution of points. However, PCB wants India to surrender all six points as they are backing off.
“The two sides have until the end of this month to play the series, which has to be hosted by Pakistan,” the ICC spokesperson said.
“If the series doesn’t go ahead, then the matter will be referred to the Event Technical Committee,” he added.
Pakistan is still looking forward to host the series in Pakistan and in fact they are ready to move the series to the UAE, on the other hand, there are no words from the BCCI either in acceptance or negation.
BCCI has to get the permission from the government as well. “This is for the government to decide. The BCCI doesn’t have a say in this,” the official said.
“We still have time to make a decision,” he added.
If the six points are awarded to Pakistan, neither Pakistan nor India will get the direct qualification for the world cup.
Indo-Pak cricketing relations are going through a rough patch due to the political rift between the two countries.