India do not play Pakistan because they are scared of our team: PCB chief Shaharyar Khan

November 19, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board chief Shaharyar Khan has said India are scared of playing Pakistan after losing the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on June 18.India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket since 2012 when the latter travelled across the border for a short limited-overs tour. That was the only series between the arch-rivals since the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.However, the two countries have continued to play at ICC events with India enjoying a clear upper-hand. Pakistan, though, stunned India with some spirited cricket in the final of the Champions Trophy.Pakpassion.com reported that Shaharyar, the outgoing PCB chief, felt India continue to refuse to play bilateral cricket with Pakistan because “they are scared of our team.””After our win, we challenge India to come and play bilateral cricket with us. They don’t play us, they are scared of our team. They say we’ll play you in ICC matches but they won’t play us otherwise,” Shaharyar said at the Pakistani Prime Minister’s reception of the Pakistan team.India have all 11 matches against Pakistan in World Cups and World T20s and have a 2-2 record against their bitter rivals in the Champions Trophy. Since 2008, India have defeated Pakistan in several encounters, most significantly in the 2011 World Cup semi-final. MS Dhoni’s men eventually went on to win the tournament for the second time in history.According to a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the BCCI and PCB, India and Pakistan were supposed to play several bilateral series from 2015 to 2023. A proposed tour was not okayed by the Indian government in the winter of 2015.advertisementThe Indian government has clarified there would be no bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan till they stop supporting cross-border terrorism.last_img



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