The much fabled India Pakistan rivalry is set to make a comeback in the grandest of stages for the first time after the unfortunate 26/11 incident. The last series held between the two arch rivals was way back in 2012, which was a short series. There were three ODIs and two T20 international played between these two teams. Since then we haven’t seen the two sides clashing against each other in the 22 yards,
But according to reports, there are chances that India and Pakistan might take the field in 2015. According to the news the two neighbouring countries have agreed to play six bilateral series in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023.
According to Pakistan cricket board, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has got clearance from the Indian government to play against arch-rivals Pakistan in a full series. It’s been said in a report in the Associated Press of Pakistan, the series will be held in December 2015 and will be ‘hosted’ by Pakistan in the UAE.“The PCB is hopeful that a final shape would be given by the BCCI to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between both the boards,” a PCB official was quoted as saying in the report.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), India and Pakistan will play six bilateral series in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023, and the subject will be taken up by the heads of the respective boards at the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual conference being held in Melbourne.
This Resumption of series between these two teams have been Welcomed by Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz, attributing the breakthrough to the efforts of PCB chairman Najam Sethi, he said “Sethi had been paying special attention for the revival of Indo-Pak series and it is great to hear that,”
Top BCCI and PCB officials are currently attending the ICC annual conference in Melbourne. It is likely that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would bring up a matter that is he reduction on the five-year ban imposed on fast bowler Mohammad Aamir, who was banned for spot-fixing in 2010, in order to facilitate a smooth rehabilitation and quick return to competitive cricket.
The PCB official said, “(The) PCB chairman will try his level best to convince the ICC for a reduction in the young pacer’s ban and giving him the permission to resume playing,”