After Uri Attack, BCCI Boss Anurag Thakur Says Cricket vs Pakistan Impossible

Updated: 23 September 2016 20:11 IST

India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket since 2012-13. After the Uri attack, BCCI president Anurag Thakur says a series between the arch-rivals is next to impossible now

After Uri Attack, BCCI Boss Anurag Thakur Says Cricket vs Pakistan Impossible
BCCI president Anurag Thakur has said a cricket series against Pakistan is out of the question. © AFP

Kozhikode:

In the backdrop of the Uri terror attack, BCCI chief Anurag Thakur on Friday ruled out the possibility of reviving bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan in near future, saying even considering such a thought is not appropriate.

Here to attend the BJP National Council meet, Thakur, who is also a party MP and president of its youth wing, struck a combative note, saying India can decimate Pakistan anytime but it is more important to isolate it globally.

"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.

He added that there is 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, 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."

Topics : India Pakistan Board of Control for Cricket in India Cricket
Highlights
  • Anurag Thakur is the president of BCCI
  • He has ruled out India playing a cricket series vs Pakistan
  • The two teams have not played bilateral series since 2012-13
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