BCCI doesn't need Pakistan: Geoffrey Boycott

The official announcement regarding the Indo-Pak series may be made on November 27.

Updated: Nov 24, 2015, 17:28 PM IST
BCCI doesn't need Pakistan: Geoffrey Boycott

New Delhi: At a time, when Indo-Pak cricket ties have become a talking point between both the nations, former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott made an inflammatory statement by saying that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn't need Pakistan.

“Because of the strength of the Indian economy, the population and interest levels for the game, the BCCI makes a lot of money. Everyone wants to play India because they themselves will make a lot of money through advertising. However the BCCI doesn't need Pakistan," Boycott told PakPassion.net.

However, the 75-year-old, also feels that it's unfortunate that there are so few cricket series between both the nations.

"From a cricketing point of view it would be wonderful to see Pakistan and India playing each other as the series is like England and Australia. It's unfortunate that series between Pakistan and India are so few and far between," Boycott added.

At the moment, chances are high that arch-rivals India and Pakistan might play on a neutral venue, which could possibly be Sri Lanka.

The official announcement regarding the series may be made on November 27.