rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Cricket » Pakistan-India cricket series to resume in 2015

Pakistan-India cricket series to resume in 2015

May 15, 2014 14:10 IST

Pakistan-India cricket series to resume in 2015

     Next

Next

Pakistan on Thursday said it has agreed to play six cricket series against India between 2015 to 2023, the first since the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks suspended play between the teams.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said it had signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the six series.

A PCB official said the first series could be held in the United Arab Emirates next year, with Pakistan hosting India for two Tests, three ODIs and two T20 matches.

"A total of 14 Tests, 30 ODIs and 12 T20 matches would be part of these six series," PCB Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad said.

- Please click NEXT for more...


Image: Pakistan and India supporters watch the match in the stands during the fifth Pakistan v India One-Day International at the Gadaffi Stadium on March 24, 2004 in Lahore.
Photographs: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

     Next

BCCI has not played a proper bilateral Test series with Pakistan since 2007

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Since 2007, the BCCI has not played a proper bilateral Test series with Pakistan due to political and other reasons, particularly after the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.

India suspended all series with Pakistan after the 2008 attacks, which New Delhi blamed on militants based across the border.

The two countries played one short series of three ODIs and two T20 matches in India in December 2012; otherwise, they have met only in ICC organised events or the Asia Cup.

- Please click NEXT for more...


Image: Pakistan and India fans at the Colonial Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.
Photographs: Hamish Blair/Getty Images

Prev     Next

Efforts are underway to sign formal agreements with BCCI

Prev     More
Prev

More

The official also stated that efforts are underway to sign formal agreements with the BCCI under which, in case series are held as part of the Future Tour Programme, some compensation can be made available to the host country.

"This MoU is part of our conditional support we have agreed to give to the recent governance and other changes in the ICC led by India, England and Australia," another official confirmed.

He added that six of the four expected series in the next eight years would be hosted by Pakistan either at home or at neutral venues.


Image: Fans show their support during the Twenty20 warm-up match between India and Pakistan at The Brit Oval on June 3, 2009 in London,
Photographs: Hamish Blair/Getty Images

Prev     More