Fans in Lahore Want Team India to Play Bilateral Series in Pakistan
Currently, there is a buzz about India and Pakistan to play bilateral series. The talks started after Pakistan got the hosting rights of the Asia Cup 2020 while BCCI’s officials remained tight-lipped on their participation. Since then, politicians from both the countries as well as the former cricketers have kept their opinion on the subject. But the latest incident which has caught the eyes is that fans from Lahore were holding placards during the PSL clash, urging Team India to play bilateral series in Pakistan.
On Saturday, a group of Pakistan cricket fans in Lahore held up a banner, requesting the Indian team to come and play cricket in Pakistan. During a PSL match between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans, the spectators were posing with the banner written: “We Want India Here”.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) February 22, 2020
Earlier, Pakistan’s former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has pointed on the relations between the two countries. He said that its high time for them to start playing the bilateral series.
However, his reaction came after former cricketer Yuvraj Singh said that the two rival nations should play the bilateral series to bring back the crowd in the stadium.
India and Pakistan last played the bilateral series in 2012-13:
India and Pakistan have last played the bilateral series in 2012-13 when Pakistan toured India to play three ODIs and two T20Is. Whereas, India last toured Pakistan in 2006.
Since then, the tensions escalated between the two countries from time to time. Although, they haven’t played bilateral series, however, the two teams have competed in the ICC tournaments.
Lastly, in the ICC World Cup 2019, India and Pakistan fought in the league stages where the Men in Blue registered the victory.
Meanwhile, they will face each other in Australia during the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 which will be played in October, later this year.
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