The BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has quashed any speculations of India and Pakistan facing each other in the near future. Recently Several eyes were glued on the Asian Cricket Council (ACC)meeting in Colombo. The meeting that took place on Saturday was anticipated to be the talking point between the cricket boards of India and Pakistan. The BCCI had previous made it clear that India will not face Pakistan in a bilateral series due to political tensions between the two nations.
In a discussion with Hindustan Times, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri cleared that there was no such conversation in the meeting. “There was no discussion on that (India-Pakistan match),” Johri quoted. Johri more added that the plan of the meeting was to discuss the prediction of the Asia Cup 2018.
“The discussion took place on how to make the next Asia Cup (in 2018) bigger. There is some time to go for it though. All the Boards CEOs will come back with their plans on how to increase revenue, potential of the Asia Cup and of the ACC overall. All four (CEOs) will work together. (Pakistan Cricket Board’s CEO) Subhan (Ahmad) will lead it,” Johri added.
“There was a lot of concern shown by the ACC boards about the BCCI. One of the things they reacted to was the treatment meted to the BCCI by the ICC. The ACC members were keen that the BCCI’s interest should not be harmed. If the BCCI is affected, global cricket is affected. Everybody is dependent on India,” he accepted .