It looks like the Government has put its foot down. In an exclusive to Republic TV, the Home Ministry, a day after 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed was released in the Lahore High Court, on Thursday has said that Pakistan will not be playing in India.
India was all set to host the Asia Cup in 2018, where in Pakistan was scheduled to play in India, but clearly the Central government has taken a strong stand denying permission for Pakistan to play in India.
India and Pakistan last played in a bilateral series in 2008 and while the BCCI has categorically refused to play Pakistan one-on-one, the PCB had filed for compensation with the ICC against its India counterpart for not honouring the MoU in 2014.
Although India and Pakistan have met each other in world tournaments, it looks like it's highly unlikely that Pakistan will face India in a bilateral series, any time soon and now with the Home Ministry giving clear cut directives, the Asia Cup might soon be on its way out of India.
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