Sushma Swaraj Rules Out India-Pak Series at Neutral Venue, Ceasefire Violations

Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj Rules Out India-Pak Series at Neutral Venue, Ceasefire Violations

Indian Minister for Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj has yet again rejected the possibility of bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India.

During a press conference, the Indian minister said that ‘violations of ceasefire’ at Line of Control (LoC) do not ‘set tone’ for series between both countries.

She even rejected the possibility at a neutral venue.

The series between both neighboring countries has not been played since 2012-13 when Pakistan visited India for an One Day International (ODI) series.

The Indian government and cricket board has been avoiding playing the series claiming that enmity between both states does not allow any cricket.

Although Pakistan and India have competed in hockey and other sports during the time cricket is only sport which is being targeted by Indian authorities.

Pakistan and Indian rivalry is considered to be most famous in cricket world and match between both teams is watched by billions around the world and generate revenue of billions of dollars.

The arch-rivals have not played a full bilateral series since 2007.New Delhi halted all bilateral sports with Pakistan in the wake of 2008 Mumbai attacks, which India blamed on militants based in Pakistan.

Sending the notice of dispute to the ICC is the final step in a thorough process of resolving such conflicts.

Both boards have met on a number of occasions to try and reach a resolution but without success. In fact, one of their meetings in England got quite heated when PCB raised the prospect of legal