Webdesk: Roger Binny, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has stated that he will travel to Pakistan as a board representative for an official dinner that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will host in Lahore to mark the fact that they hosted the tournament.
“Vice President Rajiv Shukla and I will arrive in Pakistan on September 4,” Binny said. ESPNCricinfo said that it is possible that Binny and Shukla will also go to a match at the Gaddafi Stadium on September 3 or 5.
The sports news agency also said that on August 15, Zaka Ashraf, the current chairman of the PCB’s managing committee, sent an official invitation to the top leaders of the BCCI. All top board members from the participating teams, including the BCCI, have stated that they will be there.
Binny said, “I don’t have any worries about going to Pakistan. Pakistanis are very friendly, so my trips there were always special. He also said that he hoped his trip would help improve cricket relations between India and Pakistan.
He also said that games between India and Pakistan are better and watched by more people than the Ashes.
“Matches between Pakistan and India are very important for cricket,” he said.
Binny’s comments come at a time when the two boards are fighting. This fight has been going on for a few months and is a direct result of the political issues between the two countries.
Binny will be going to Pakistan for the Asia Cup. This will be his first trip there in 18 years. The last time the head of the BCCI went to the country was in 2005 for a camp of the Asian Cricket Council.