India and Pakistan to play 5 bilateral series in next 8 years
A very welcoming news is set to embrace cricket viewers. The cricket administrators of India and Pakistan have finally formally agreed to resume their bilateral cricketing ties. As per the sources, the two cricket boards have signed a pact, wherein they are supposed to compete with each other in 5 bilateral series’ in the span of 8 years. This surely is a delight for every cricket lover as the Indo-Pak cricket rivalry is among the most loved ones. The first bilateral series will be played in UAE consisting of three tests and five ODI’s.
“An understanding to play 5 series in 8 years, and the first of these is scheduled to take place in December this year,” Shahrayar Khan, the man in charge of the Pakistan Cricket Board was quoted saying.
The official announcement was made after Khan and Jagmohan Dalmiya, the President of the BCCI met in Kolkata. The Pakistani also congratulated Dalmiya for being named as the President of the BCCI. Both the administrators looked pleased as things seem to return to normalcy again.
Ever since the ill fated 26/11 attack took place in Mumbai in 2008, the bilateral ties between the two nations were suspended. The two teams met only in ICC events and in the Asia Cup. There was just one bilateral series between them, in 2012/13
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