first_imgIndia and Pakistan haven’t played a bilateral cricket since 2008, except for a short limited over series held in 2012-13 in India as a goodwill gesture. Former Pakistan Test captain Javed Miandad has come out and advised the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Pakistan Cricket Board to work together for the resumption of cricket between the two neighbouring countries.”It is high time the two boards got on one platform and tried to convince the governments to give clearance for resumption of bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan,” Miandad said in an interview.The 124 Tests veteran said it was a shame that despite having good teams and exciting young talents, India and Pakistan are not compete against each other on regular basis.READ – Umar Akmal claims he was approached to underperform vs India”What is the purpose of this World Test Championship or any other ICC backed league if India and Pakistan don’t play against each other,” he said.Miandad said he had lost all hope in the ICC in playing any role to get India and Pakistan to resume bilateral cricket.READ – 2019 Cricket World Cup to begin on May 30, final on July 14″India and Pakistan series is much bigger than the Ashes and if we work out our issues the two countries can rule the cricket world,” he said.”No matter the level of political relations in the past we have played cricket in very tense conditions and it has eventually helped the governments,” Miandad stated.advertisementREAD – Miandad, Pakistan’s controversial but legendary batsman, turns 61He said if bilateral cricket was held it would help in easing relations between the two countries.Miandad said that if India and Pakistan can play in ICC events like the World Cup or Champions Trophy or in the Asia Cup, why not in bilateral matches.READ – “We have got Indians and Pakistani cricketers sharing a dressing room””One could reconcile to the situation if there were no matches between the two countries at all but if we can play in ICC events then why not otherwise,” he asked.The batting great also asked the ICC to keep a close eye on the mushrooming of T20 leagues to prevent any fixing scandals.(With inputs from PTI)last_img