India-Pakistan might play bilateral cricket collection subsequent yr

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n 2015, the groups will tackle one another within the UAE in a full collection comprising Checks, ODIs and T20 video games.

Cricket followers within the subcontinent have motive to rejoice, because the stalemate between cricketing giants India and Pakistan might finish with Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N Srinivasan’s recent assertion that India will renew bilateral collection with Pakistan subsequent yr.

“There was a proposal to renew bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan. As I perceive as ICC chairman, there was an settlement that the 2 groups will play one another quickly,” Srinivasan mentioned.

The groups will tackle one another within the United Arab Emirates in a full collection comprising two Checks, 5 One Day Internationals and two T20 video games. In line with the Future Excursions and Programmes (FTP) schedule drawn up by ICC, they are going to play 4 extra full-length collection over the subsequent eight years.

When the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) was contacted, a supply mentioned, “We’ve set an eight-year plan and are working in direction of it.”

The 2015 collection is a ‘house’ collection for Pakistan, however owing to safety points, matches should be performed in UAE.

“As a part of the restructuring of the FTP, India have agreed to play Pakistan in off-shore venues and as I perceive, the BCCI working committee has agreed to it,” Srinivasan mentioned.

Earlier, the Indian cricketing authority had opposed matches at off-shore venues, however the Indian Premier League this yr in UAE was an “ice-breaker”, the report says.

“The event was very properly organised and we’re proud of the preparations in UAE,” a supply added.

In line with TOI, the final Take a look at match between India and Pakistan was performed in Bangalore in 2007. After a five-year pause attributable to friction between the 2 international locations following the 26/11 assaults in 2008, Pakistan returned for a brief collection to India in late 2012, after they performed three ODIs and two T20s.

Since then, there was no clearance from the centre for Pakistan to tour India.

In line with the brand new FTP, the primary tour of Pakistan to India will probably be in November-December 2017, when they are going to play three Checks, 5 ODIs and two T20s. The 2 groups will play 12 Take a look at matches over the subsequent eight years.

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