Pakistan Cricket doesn’t need India to survive: Ehsan Mani

Pakistan Cricket doesn’t need India to survive: Ehsan Mani

In last 8 years, India and Pakistan have locked horns in ICC tournaments only.

Ehsan Mani
Ehsan Mani. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India and Pakistan are not on good terms when it comes to cricket. In the past years, BCCI has denied any possibility of cricketing series between the two nations. Recently, Shoaib Akhtar suggested a fund-raising series but he had to face heavy criticism from the former players. Meanwhile, Ehsan Mani, the PCB chief, has come out with his opinion and said that they don’t need India to survive.

These two nations last played a bilateral series in 2012 against each other that was won by Pakistan. Since then the PCB has approached BCCI with a proposal of playing a series only to get rejected due to the political relations between them. Over the last eight years, India and Pakistan are only facing each other in the ICC events.

Playing against India is like Pie in the Sky situation: Ehsan Mani

Ehsan Mani said that PCB has suffered huge losses but they are not thinking about playing against India. As per him, they can overcome the crisis without India’s help as well. The 75-year-old added that if India doesn’t play with Pakistan then they will have to plan everything without them.

The PCB chief recited that their neighbours promised to play once or twice but they pulled out at the eleventh hour. At the moment, Pakistan is playing against India in ICC tournaments and Asia Cup. And, they are ready for the same as they are more interested in playing cricket keeping politics aside according to Ehsan Mani.

“We have suffered losses but they (India) are not in our thinking or planning. It is like a Pie in the Sky situation. We have to live without them and we don’t need them to survive. I am clear if India doesn’t want to play we have to plan without them. Once or twice they have made promises to play against us but pulled out at the last moment,” Ehsan Mani said in a podcast released by the PCB’s media department.

“Right now we play against them (India) in ICC events and Asia Cup and that is okay because we are interested in playing cricket. We want to keep politics and sports apart,” he added.