Kamran Akmal wants India-Pakistan ties to resume, says Sourav Ganguly can make it happen

India and Pakistan haven’t clashed outside an ICC event since 2012

Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal has called for the resumption of bilateral series between India and Pakistan. It’s been almost close to nine years that both teams have crossed swords outside an ICC event. The last time these two teams played a bilateral series was when Pakistan toured India in 2012-13.

With India coming on top on most of the occasions in the ICC meets, the rivalry between the two  neighbouring countries is not the same anymore. But the 39-year-old feels if the two play each other in a bilateral series then things could get interesting.

He also added that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly can play a big role to make this dream a reality. Speaking to Sawera Pasha on her YouTube channel, the former wicketkeeper-batter said, “The biggest factor is that Ganguly is the BCCI President and he understands the importance of these games and how the game can bring the two nations closer.”

The 39-year-old also added that Ganguly would like to see India-Pakistan playing during his tenure. Akmal feels not only Ganguly, but the other players of the golden era too want the teams to resume bilateral ties. 

Apart from the BCCI president, Akmal stated that even ICC can look at this as an option and pit the two teams against each other in the World Test Championship (WTC). He further concluded by saying that the biggest sufferers in this scenario are the fans of the two nations, who used to watch this clash and enjoy with family and friends. 

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