May 29, Monday: Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday said India will not play any bilateral cricket series with Pakistan until cross border terrorism ends.
Goel’s remark came ahead of a meeting between Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which is scheduled for today in Dubai to discuss possibilities of a bilateral series.
“The BCCI should come up with a suggestion or proposal in this regard only after consulting the government. I had said earlier also that the possibilities of bilateral series with Pakistan is very remote,” Goel told media on Monday.
“As long as Pakistan continues to sponsor terrorists, it will not be possible to have sporting ties between the two countries. Terrorism and sports will not run side by side,” the Minister added.
India and Pakistan, however, will continue to play with each other in international tournaments.
Duo will face each other in the upcoming Champions Trophy which will took place at Edgbaston, Birmingham on June 4.