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Formally convey policy regarding Indo-Pak series: BCCI tells govt

New Delhi: The BCCI has requested the Union government to formally convey its position with regards to Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series, which is on hold since 2012 due to political tension between the two neighbours. The BCCI has repeatedly clarified its stance that it won't be able to engage in bilateral contests unless the government gives clearance. It is understood that the richest cricket board wants a formal communication before they head to ICC Disputes Resolution Forum where they are set to counter PCB's compensation claim of $70 million for not honouring the MoU, signed in 2014. "The BCCI would be grateful if you could formally convey the policy/position of the Government of India on the need or requirement of prior clearance from the Government of India for the Indian cricket team to play the Pakistan cricket in in-bound or out-bound tours," BCCI recently wrote to the ministry. When asked about the latest e-mail, a senior BCCI official told PTI: "These are routine communications on part of BCCI. It is our duty to seek permission from the government with regards to bilateral series."
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