Good News for Cricket fans. BCCI has come up with big news about India-Pakistan cricketing ties. As we know, both the teams have stayed away from playing each other after the recent cross-border terrorism. Now both the teams are getting ready for playing an unusual form of cricket in November.
In fact, BCCI even urged ICC don’t put Pakistan in the same group in the upcoming ICC event and also gave a pushover to the arch-rivals in three games scheduled against Pakistan in Women’s cricket between August 1 and October 31 this year. Though the Women’s team gave six points in the IIC championship, BCCI is still not interested in playing with arch-rivals, and it is expected to miss upcoming Asia Cup match also.
However, the latest news is that the two nations are likely to break the stalemate by playing “Tape Ball” cricket which is an unusual form of cricket which is most popular in Pakistan. India and Pakistan Tape Ball Cricket Match will be held at Sharjah in this November. Apart from India and Pakistan other countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE) also participating in this tournament for getting a prize money of 0.25 million.
Former Cricketers Virender Sehwag, and Imran Nazir will be brand ambassadors for the upcoming tournament and also provide the glamor quotient. India last played for Pakistan in the T20 Word Cup in India earlier this year, and India won in that match.
Meanwhile, BCCI president Anurag Thakur has earlier stated that continuation of bilateral ties between the two countries was not possible until Pakistan stops the cross-border terrorism. Now, with this India and Pakistan Tape Ball Cricket match, we might see the return of International cricket between the two countries in future.