Pakistan Cricket Board Wants To Play Their ‘Home’ Matches In India.Before you stick your neck out and pronounce it a long shot, picture this: A repeat of the Wahab Riaz spell to Shane Watson all played out at the lively Green Park in Kanpur. Such could be the ‘unreal’ picture Indian fans who’re yearning for top-quality cricket may get to see if the Pakistan Cricket Board has its way by requesting all their home international ties to be conducted in India, instead of the UAE.For more detail about this news visit Here.
Pakistan Cricket Board Wants To Play Their ‘Home’ Matches In India.
.However, since the March 2009 terror attack of Lahore that saw Sri Lankan cricketers airlifted from the stadium, Pakistan have played all their home matches in the UAE. Moreover, Pakistan’s bilateral series’ with India have been few and far between, especially after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack of 2008. The last time Pakistan played cricket in India was in 2012-13 when they beat India 2-1 in ODIs and drew the T20Is 1-1.
Pakistan’s wish to play in India in the past has faced many bureaucratic hurdles like from the political party Shiv Sena. But, PCB boss is nonplussed even if a situation arises later. “We will cross that bridge when we come to it,” he said.
The Indian cricket board on the other hand, has given hope to Pakistan that they would like to lend a hand to Pakistan in their bid to revive cricketing ties but how far can BCCI go on that path is not clear. At the moment, hosting matches for Pakistan is the least thing on the minds of cricket authorities in the country. “At the moment we are more concerned about hosting the T20 World Cup next year and a packed Indian international calendar.
We really don’t know if we would be able to provide grounds,” a senior BCCI official is quoted as saying by HT.Despite ICC still considering Pakistan not a safe venue for international cricket, the country saw a packed Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Friday when Zimbabwe played a T20I, ending the 6-year wait for international cricket to return to the cricket-hungry country.For cricket match prdictions & more updates visit Home Page
With India and Pakistan signing a memorandum of understating stating six bilateral series till 2022, it will interesting to see for how long does Indian shores keep their doors closed for our neighbouring country to show forth its cricketing talent in our land.