Sports minister Vijay Goel has ruled out a bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Monday, the minister said “cricket and terrorism can’t go hand-in-hand.”
India and Pakistan, however, will play each other in the ICC Champions Trophy in UK next month. Both teams are in the same group and clash at Edgbaston, Birmingham on June 4.
Board of Control for Cricket in India and Pakistan Cricket Board officials are scheduled to meet in Dubai today to discuss a bilateral series, but Goel’s message to BCCI is very clear.