Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram opines that ICC does not have the power to ask the BCCI to play bilateral cricket series with Pakistan.
"I don't think ICC has the power to pursue BCCI, but again I have always said people to people contact is necessary. Politics and sport should be separate," Akram was quoted as saying by GEO TV in an NDTV report.
"A Pakistan India match is more fun to watch than the Ashes. 20 million people watch the Ashes while a Pakistan India match is watched by a billion people," he added.
ICC Chief Executive (CEO) Dave Richardson had earlier said that, "If India is not ready to play with Pakistan, we can't force them to do so.” He also said that while the ICC wanted good relations among its member nations, India playing Pakistan is not in their hands.
--By A Cricket Correspondent