Cricket with Pakistan impossible, says BCCI post Uri attack

Source : AGENCIES
Last Updated: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 19:53 hrs
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Anurag Thakur on Friday ruled out the possibility of reviving bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan in the near future.

Speaking on the sidelines of the BJP National Council meet, Thakur who is also a party MP and president of its youth wing, said that even considering such a thought (resuming cricket ties with Pakistan) is not appropriate in the backdrop of the Uri terror attack.

"In the context of what has happened even considering such a thought is not appropriate," he told reporters when asked if there is any plan to play cricket with Pakistan.

The BCCI president added that there's no scheduled series with Pakistan this year.

India's relationship with Pakistan has nosedived following the Uri terror attack amid an outcry for retaliation against the neighbour.

Thakur struck a combative note, saying India can decimate Pakistan anytime but it is more important to isolate it globally.

Thakur, also an territorial army officer, said, "India has defeated Pakistan in wars of 1965, 1971 and Kargil. It also defeated Pakistan in all World Cup cricket matches. It can decimate Pakistan anytime but it is more important to isolate it globally."

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