The ‘mother of all battles’ is what fans call when arch-rivals India lock horns with Pakistan in a cricket match. The battles between the two-nations on the cricket pitch has been fierce, like it is in the border. India is again going to play Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on the 4th of June if everything goes according to schedule. It is after a long layoff that the two cricketing nations would be playing against eachother, that too at a neutral venue, fans are excited but they want even more. They want India-Pakistan matches regularly and at home. BCCI in the passed has urged the Indian government to give the nod for bilateral matches but it has not been given.
BCCI have a fresh plea, they have approached the Government of India seeking clearance to go-ahead with the India-Pakistan battles. Both the governments know it is a massive revenue churner and hence BCCI is pressing hard.
Times Now reported that “The BCCI has written to the Govt of India asking for permission to play against Pakistan for a bilateral series as per the MOU” with a tweet to start the debate on social media well before the matter is actually discussed by the people who matter.
The BCCI has written to the Govt of India asking for permission to play against Pakistan for a bilateral series as per the MOU
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 25, 2017
“India signed a proper MoU which is more off a contract between the two Boards to play six series out of which two have already been wasted while the third this year is also unlikely. As a result we have suffered heavy losses of revenues,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said.