'No cricket with Pakistan', says Indian Sports Minister

'No cricket with Pakistan', says Indian Sports Minister

'No cricket with Pakistan', says Indian Sports Minister

The Union Sports Minister believes the BCCI should speak with the government first before offering any proposal.

A heavy-weight three-member delegation of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), comprising Chairman Shahryar Khan, Pakistan Super League Chairman Najam Sethi and Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad left for Dubai on Monday to meet Indian cricket board officials.

"The India-Pakistan series is going to be problematic and complicated because of the cross-border terrorism".

The Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday ruled out the possibility of any bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India in near future, saying terrorism and cricket can not go hand in hand.

Vijay Goel said that India Pakistan can't play bilateral series till the terror from Pakistan remains. "Terrorism and sports will not run side by side", he added.

"We are not averse to a bilateral series with Pakistan".

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The PCB, according to the Indian Express, has issued a notice to BCCI seeking Dollars 69.4 million for not honouring a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two cricket administration bodies.

It was earlier reported that the BCCI and PCB will meet at Dubai to sort out differences between the two boards. If Indian cricket board does not budge then the matter will be taken to International Cricket Council (ICC).

PTI had earlier quoted a source as saying that the two cricketing bodies have made a decision to hold talks to figure out a solution.

"We have contacted Sehwag during the IPL and asked him to consider applying for the job of India coach".

Kumble's tenure ends after ICC Champions Trophy in June, and the BCCI is now looking for the next head coach.

According to the 2014 agreement, India were scheduled to play six series against Pakistan, four of them were going to be Pakistan's home series, subject to clearance from the Government of India.

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