India vs Pak: In what could be called the end of a long wait, the ECB offered to host men’s Test cricket between India and Pakistan. If it succeeds, this will be for a bilateral series between the two sides.
Since January 2013, India and Pakistan have not played men’s cricket against one another. Moreover, their last Test match was played in December 2007. However, sources close to BCCI confirm India will only play Pakistan in Multi-team events
ECB’s deputy chair, Martin Darlow, has been in Pakistan for England’s ongoing T20 international series. He floated this idea to PCB chair Ramiz Raja during his visit.
India vs Pak Test series
This can also be seen as an attempt by the ECB to rebuild relationships with the PCB. Also, it should be seen in the light of England’s withdrawal from a scheduled two-match series in Pakistan last year.
Undoubtedly, the PCB has made significant progress when it comes to bringing back international cricket to Pakistan. (WHEN MUJHE MAARO MEME BOY MET VIRAT KOHLI)
Furthermore, it has staged “home” games in the UAE; the PCB hosted two Tests in England before, drawing a two-match series against Australia.
As per Moeen Ali, England’s captain, the prospect of a Test match between India and Pakistan on English soil was an “awesome” prospect. “That would be brilliant,” he added.