BCCI contemplates short India-Pakistan series in neutral venue

The BCCI is exploring the chance of playing a cricket series against Pakistan at a neutral venue like Dubai or Sharjah in the future. As per reports in the Indian media, the issue of organizing a series against Pakistan was briefly discussed at the Emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai.

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A senior BCCI office-bearer told to a top Indian news agency that An Indo-Pak series would also mean increased revenue for PCB and also it would give us an opportunity to have their nod for our  Position Paper which BCCI is intending to table at the ICC Executive Board Meeting. Also Zaka Ashraf’s return in PCB can be called a factor in this regard.

India hasn’t played any Test series against Pakistan since 2007-08 home series due to strained relationships, but were involved in a short limited-overs series involving 3 ODIs and 2 T20 Internationals with matches being played at centers like Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai in 2012-13.

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