Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that India and Pakistan should have bilateral cricket ties and fix the relationship without the help of a third party.
The star allrounder also said that the security situation has improved in the country after Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches. Afridi also said that he is waiting for India to come and play a series in Pakistan.
India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2012. In 2012 The Pakistan cricket team came to India to play 3 ODI series against India. Although both teams have faced a few times during the ICC tournaments such as ICC World Cup, T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup. The Indian cricket team hasn’t had a tour in Pakistan since 2008.
Shahid Afridi speaking with Gulf News said the whole PSL tournament being held in the country and countries like Bangladesh playing cricket is a very good sign for the country. Afridi also said that it shows the good security condition of the country.
The 45-year-old said that India and Pakistan both should participate in the Asia Cup regardless of where the tournament is being held. Pakistan is likely to host the Asia Cup 2020 and the India cricket team might not appear in the tournament because of its venue.
Recently, a BCCI source said that there is no chance that the Indian team will visit Pakistan to participate in the multi-nation vent called Asia Cup. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive officer, Wasim Khan has said that Asian Cricket Council will announce their final decision about the Asia Cup 2020 in September this year.