Reports: India-Pakistan Might Lock Horns In A Bilateral Series Later This Year

Reports: India-Pakistan Might Lock Horns In A Bilateral Series Later This Year

Virat Kohli and Sarfaraz Ahmed [Image-Getty]

If the reports in Pakistan media are to be believed then the bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan might resume later this year.

The bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan have been at an all-time low in the past 13 years due to consistent terror attacks perpetrated by the Pakistani deep-state on India.

Barring the limited-overs series in the winter of 2012/12, India and Pakistan haven’t locked horns in a bilateral rubber since the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008.

The cricketing contests between the two nations have been restricted to Asia Cups or ICC events, with the last meeting taking place at the 2019 50-over World Cup.

India, Pakistan
India vs Pakistan [Image: The Economic Times]
The tension between the two countries escalated in February 2019 after Pakistan inflicted a terror attack on Indian security officials in Pulwama which led to 49 Bravehearts getting martyred.

India reciprocated with airstrikes in Balakot a few days later but with both armies agreeing on a ceasefire across the LOC, the tension seems to have eased between the two countries.

And, if a report published in Pakistan newspaper ‘Jang’ is to be believed, India and Pakistan might lock horns in a bilateral series with a possibility of a six-day window for a three-match T20I series later this year.

The hectic scheduling suggests that a bilateral series may not be possible this year but the PCB has been asked to be prepared in case talks materialize in the near future.

A PCB official, according to the newspaper, initially denied the speculations as he said that there are no discussions between the BCCI and PCB, but hinted that there is a possibility about a series later this year.

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