India, Pakistan In The Same Boat?
Cricket Today|February 12, 2021
The International Cricket Council is in a quandary. The ICC Twenty20 World Cup is to be staged later this year in India and it is still hunting...
Sreelata S. Yellamrazu

In one of the strangest of ways, bickering neighbours find themselves sharing a rather similar situation in the climate of the pandemic. While arguably one’s situation is one of desperation, it could be said that the other is also something of a compromise. The International Cricket Council is in a quandary.

The ICC Twenty20 World Cup is to be staged later this year in India and it is still hunting for an assurance from the Indian government that the participating Pakistan cricketers would be given visas. However, while that is another matter for another day, it would appear that as hosts, both, India and Pakistan, are having to make a few adjustments, warranted by the pandemic.

India are currently involved with England in a four-match Test series, euphoric from their return from their tour down under, having trounced the unsuspecting Australians by a 2-1 margin in the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Pakistan are buoyed from their win over South Africa in the Test series.

Jos Buttler highlighted the predicament of players and teams playing in the spate of the coronavirus pandemic.

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