Former cricket player Sourav Ganguly eluded on Thursday a question related to the resumption of bilateral cricket between Pakistan and India, saying the decision was for Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Hindustan Times reported.
Ganguly, who will take over as head of the Cricket India Control Board (BCCI) later this month, told reporters in Kolkata: "You have to ask Modi that question. Hee and the prime minister of Pakistan. "
"Of course we have [to take permission], because the international exhibition [tours] It's all through governments. So we don't have an answer to that question, "he was quoted by the Hindustan Times.
Relations between Pakistan and India worsened after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in 2008, which New Delhi attributed to Pakistan. The last time both countries played a bilateral series was when Pakistan toured India to play two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals in December 2012 and January 2013.
The relationship reached a new low after a young man from Kashmir attacked a convoy of Indian paramilitaries in February in Pulwama, resulting in the deaths of more than 40 soldiers. At that time, the BCCI reflected on the idea of asking the International Cricket Council (ICC) to cancel the match between India and Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup.
The idea, however, failed to gain support and both teams clashed on June 16 according to the ICC schedule, where India delivered a comprehensive defeat to Pakistan.