New Delhi, Sep 15: Here comes a piece of news which could set cricket fans on joy as arch-rivals India and Pakistan are expected to resume bilateral series in the year 2012. This report comes after the PCB's decision on Pakistan tour of India.
On Tuesday, PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said that Pakistan will not take off for India tour, until India play Pakistan in a series hosted by PCB. According to the sources, BCCI also showed interest in renewal of cricketing ties between India and Pakistan. Reports claim that BCCI will seek permission from government in this regard.
After 26/11 Mumbai terror attack incident, BCCI had put off all the cricket matches with PCB. Since then, the PCB had been pressing to resume cricketing, however, Indian government constantly refused on the grounds of security.
The impasse between this long-time adversaries came to end when PCB came up with a proposal of neutral venues for cricketing. The Indo-Pakistan cricket league could indeed feed revenue-starved PCB, which has been suffering financial crisis for last few months. Including India, no other cricket playing nations have visited Pakistan over prevailing terrorism in the soil.
It is expected that Sharjah or Abu Dhabi will be the neutral venue if both the countries come-up together for a series.
When India-Pakistan play each other, it is touted as a war without weapons. It not only attract the compatriots respectively, but rather the world. India last played against Pakistan in 2011 in ICC World Cup semi-finals, which brought the world virtually to a stand-still.