ICC Chairman Greg Barclay says no mandate to affect bilateral ties between India, Pakistan


The newly-appointed chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Greg Barclay throughout an interview. Photo Courtesy: ICCCommenting on the longer term prospects of cricket between two arch-rivals India and Pakistan, Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Greg Barclay, has shared that the worldwide discussion board would not have the mandate to affect bilateral ties between the 2 international locations.Barclay has been serving as a New Zealand consultant on ICC earlier than taking up as chairman. The ICC official has additionally seen the fixed variations between BBCI and PCB carefully and stands in a related place to touch upon the matter.”I would love nothing more than to see India and Pakistan continuing with their cricket relations like previously. I am also enough of a realist to understand that there are geopolitical issues at play here,”  Barclay was quoted by ANI.He stated that each one the board can do is to result in outcomes that may see India and Pakistan able the place they will play cricket usually in opposition to one another and of their territories.”Beyond that, I do not think I have a mandate or ability to influence the outcomes more than that. That is really done at a level way beyond where we could be operating,” Barclay defined.Saying that few issues are past cricket, he pressured that the governing physique shall be searching for the most effective to proceed the cricketing relations between the 2 international locations.Ever since tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after the BJP authorities rose to energy within the nation, NewDelhi has shied away from taking part in a bilateral collection in opposition to Pakistan. The move has made it in order that now, the 2 Asian cricket giants solely face off in opposition to one another in ICC occasions just like the Champions Trophy, the World Cup, or the Asia Cup.