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PCB ‘proposes’ Jinnah-Gandhi trophy bilateral series between India, Pakistan: Pak media

PCB ‘proposes’ Jinnah-Gandhi trophy

Since 2012–2013, India and Pakistan have not competed against each other in a bilateral series.

In an attempt to restart the cricketing relationship between India and Pakistan, Zaka Ashraf, the chairman of the PCB Management Committee, has suggested a bilateral series between the two teams.

As per ARY News, Ashraf has suggested the creation of a "Jinnah-Gandhi" trophy for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

"I proposed to the BCCI that we ought to host a Jinnah-Gandhi trophy," the news source cited Ashraf as stating during its "Bouncer" news programme. Ashraf reportedly went on to say that the greatest cricket matches were between India and Pakistan, expressing disappointment that the Indian team's recent attempt to visit Pakistan did not work out.

India and Pakistan will square off once more at the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in Ahmedabad after their recent confrontation in the Asia Cup 2023.

But since the 2012–13 campaign, the two bitter rivals have not engaged in a bilateral series. Three ODIs and two T20Is had already taken place while India hosted Pakistan.

Recently, there was a dispute between the cricket boards of India and Pakistan over India's decision to not travel Pakistan, which was supposed to host the Asia Cup. In reaction, the PCB had threatened to abstain from the ODI World Cup in India.