BCCI warns PCB after Punjab terror attack

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Monday’s terrorist attack on a police station in Punjab has compelled the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to give a stern warning to its counterpart, the Pakistan Cricket Board, saying that cricket cannot be played between the two nations if the security of Indians is compromised. “Pakistan need to know that cricket can’t be played if the security and peace of our nation is affected. I understand a sport is a different thing, but our internal security is important,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said As per the ICC’s Future Tours Programme, the Indian cricket team is scheduled to play Pakistan for two Tests and five ODIs away from home. The UAE was believed to be the country to host the upcoming series, but Monday’s terrorist attack in Punjab has diminished chances of the series proceeding. The BCCI has made it clear that India are not against playing cricket against Pakistan, but that to do so a peaceful atmosphere was required. “We have certain issues between the boards and our country also has issues,” Thakur said. “We need to sort them out before playing cricket against Pakistan. I met the PCB representatives during the ICC meetings in Barbados. The board is not against having dialogue, but the security of the country is paramount.” India and Pakistan last played Tests against each other in late 2007, when Pakistan toured for a three-match series. In ODIs, the teams have met largely in ICC events and the Asia Cup since then.

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