The ICC Chief Executive (CEO) Dave Richardson has made it clear that the sport’s governing body cannot force India to play bilateral series against Pakistan. He is in Pakistan for the ongoing Independence Cup.
“If India is not ready to play with Pakistan, we can’t force them to do so,” he said.
Though, he said the ICC wanted good relations among all its member nations and discouraged member countries from being involved in legal battles with each other.
“You have to understand that bilateral series is always held with the agreement of two cricket boards and though we would like to see India and Pakistan play bilateral matches they have political tensions and any cricket is dependent on their existing relations,” Richardson said.
India has refused to play bilateral cricket with Pakistan since 2008.