India has not played Pakistan in a bilateral series for almost ten years now but it seems the chances of the two teams playing against each other might increase.
Reportedly, BCCI has shown interest in playing a bilateral series against Pakistan later this year. It is learnt that the Indian cricket board has taken things very seriously and has approached the home ministry to take the approval.
The BCCI is seeing a possible series happening around September or November this year. The Indian Express reported, “The BCCi is now eyeing to play the away series in September or November. “Permission has been sought from Home Ministry, we don’t know what is the government stand. Last time, tension between the two countries was at its peak. Also, there is the FTP agreement that needs to be fulfilled and that’s why the board is willing to travel to Dubai to play a series against Pakistan. Unless the government gives its nod, the BCCI cannot do anything.”
India and Pakistan are anyway going to take on each other in the Champions Trophy which will begin in the first week of June. Since the terrorist attacks of 26/11, matches between India and Pakistan have lessened. The two teams have not played in any bilateral series for quite some time now and it is believed that the wish of every Indian and Pakistan cricket fan is going to come true soon. Finger’s crossed for the moment.