CA expresses interest in hosting India-Pakistan bilateral series: Reports indicate

Cricket Australia Expresses Interest in Hosting India-Pakistan Bilateral Series

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) – Cricket Australia (CA) has expressed interest in hosting a bilateral series between India and Pakistan. The last bilateral series between the two nations took place in 2012-13, and they only encounter each other in global ICC events like the World Cup.

CA announced its international schedule with Pakistan playing three ODI matches and three T20Is before India arrives for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series in November. CA’s cricket operations manager, Peter Roach, mentioned that they would love to host a match between India and Pakistan, stating, “Every country in the world would love to see India and Pakistan compete in their country.”

The demand for a T20 World Cup showdown between the two nations at the MCG in 2022, which sold out within five minutes, and a highly sought after clash in Adelaide in 2015, has prompted suggestions that Australia could be an ideal neutral venue for future Pakistan-India matches. CA chief executive Nick Hockley also reiterated the desire to host a bilateral series between the two Asian nations.

“I think anyone that was here for the India-Pakistan game at the MCG, it will go down as one of the most memorable occasions, not just sporting occasions, that I’ve ever been to. We would love to host that if the opportunity arose,” said Hockley. He further added, “If we can help, that’s great. But I think in many ways, that’s a bilateral series. It’s really for others to make that happen.”


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