In the wake of the devastating Mumbai attacks, Press Trust Of India has reported that Team India is unlikely to tour Pakistan in January.
A neutral venue for the two countries to play the series, which was one of the options, has also been ruled out, according to a top official who said, “the chances of the tour going on is very minimal.”
“After what happened in Mumbai, the chance of an Indian team going to Pakistan is minimal. Of course it is for the government to inform the BCCI about the final decision but the situation is such that it appears that cricket between the two countries is unlikely,” the source added.
When contacted, senior BCCI official Rajiv Shukla said that the board has not received any communication in this regard from the government.
England’s two remaining One Dayers against India were cancelled due to the situation in Mumbai. However, it is yet to decide whether it will send its team to India for the test series (due to start this week). If it does, individual players are free to opt out.
The Indian Cricket League cancelled its remaining matches earlier this week. The Champions League Twenty20 (scheduled to start 3rd December) has been postponed indefinitely.