India, Pakistan to Resume Cricket Rivalry after 8 Years

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, May 10th, 2015 | 0
(photo: ndtv sports)

(photo: ndtv sports)


The India-Pakistan cricket enmity has arguably been the biggest on-field rivalries in the sport. Owing to some political issues, the two countries have not locked horns with each other in a bilateral series, as a result of which the fans could only witness the blockbuster battle only in the events hosted by the International Cricket Council.

However, the big rivalry is all set to resume, as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have signed up a Memorandum of Understanding stating that both the teams will feature in five series head-to-head in the next eight years.

First up, India and Pakistan have been scheduled to cross the swords at a neutral venue later this year. The neighboring countries will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December for a bilateral series involving 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20Is.

“We want to resume India-Pakistan series in the UAE,” PCB chief Shaharyar Khan was quoted as saying by Gulf News. “Preparations are in full swing. We have to overcome the final hurdle because an India-Pakistan series is more important than any series in world cricket.”


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