Are arch-rivals Pakistan and India resuming bilateral cricket ties late this year?
According to unconfirmed reports, bilateral cricket ties between arch-rivals Pakistan and India could reportedly resume in late 2021. India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series for nearly a decade because of the political tension between the neighbors.
An unnamed PCB official has revealed that the board has been directed to “be prepared” if a neutral cross-border exchange permits both countries to meet on the pitch.
Indian media have also reported news regarding a possible bilateral series between the two countries.
The series is expected to take place in the second half of 2021.
In this regard, the PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani, made some exciting remarks before the development. He said, “Pakistan has to host the Asia Cup in 2023. India’s participation in the tournament will be a big breakthrough for Pakistani cricket”.
However, the political situation will help make the final decision. There is internal instability across both borders, and a friendly encounter on a cricket pitch might make things a little bit more bearable.
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