Former Pakistani Cricketer Asks PCB to Boycott India

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2014.

The MoU states that both the rivals will take on one another in six bilateral series between 2015-2023.

Former Pakistani cricketer, the legendary Javed Miandad asked PCB to boycott playing against arch-rival India in ICC sanctioned events. Miandad, while talking about Pakistan’s interests, added that Indians have always taken advantage Pakistan’s fluid stance.

“We should also boycott playing against them in all ICC events” -Javed Miandad

He further said that going to play in 2012 was one of the biggest mistakes. Miandad said it’s time Pakistan take a strong stance on cricketing ties with India.

“It is time we responded with bricks to stones. There is no need for us to play with India at any forum if they are not willing to restore bilateral ties.”

On the other hand, Chairman PCB, Shahryar Khan said that the biggest failure of his three-year tenure at the post was the inability to restore bilateral series between India and Pakistan.

“The biggest failure for me is to not restore the bilateral series between Pakistan and India. In my last tenure [2004-2006], I had succeeded in restoring it and we played thrice with our neighbours,” -Shaharyar

But India and Pakistan continued to play in ICC events, with the most recent coming at the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup.

 What are your thoughts about the arch-rivals? Are you in favour of the boycott?
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