Indo-Pak series in jeopardy after Gurudaspur Terror Attack


New Delhi:After the fearful attack at Punjab’s Gurudaspur, BCCI Secretary, Anurag Thakur said that “Cricket and terror cannot go hand in hand.” Thakur, a BJP MP, was reacting to India’s scheduled series against Pakistan in December this year. He added that “Internal security of the country can’t be compromised”, even though sport was a different issue. After a fierce terror battle of 11 hours, the terrorists were eliminated at Gurudaspur by the police on Monday.

Pakistan was supposed to host India in December 2015 as part of the six series MoU which is applicable until 2022 under the new future tours program system of the ICC. The series was to involve three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan himself has twice visited India in recent times and met with BCCI and key government officials in a bid to convince the governments to clear the series.

However, after the terror attacks today, the fate of the series is in a jeopardy. India, previously, have cancelled bilateral cricket series with their neighbour after militants killed 166 people in Mumbai in 2008 but hosted Pakistan in 2012-13 for a short limited-overs series.