Indian cricket team ready to play Pakistan on neutral venue, says CoA chief

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The Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chairman Vinod Rai has reportedly said that India will be willing to take on arch-rivals Pakistan at a neutral venue.

While speaking to Indian Express, the CoA chief said that he is not in favour of isolating Pakistan in the cricketing world.

He said “On playing Pakistan, I think there is a government policy that you can play on neutral territory and not on each other’s,” said Rai. “We are very clear in our minds that on neutral territory we will play any country.”

Before the 2019 World Cup, Rai had said that Pakistan should be treated the way South Africa was treated during ‘Apartheid’.

However, the 71-year-old backtracked on his statement and said that he only conveyed the nation sentiments at the time to the International Cricket Council (ICC).