After 16 years, India and Pakistan might meet in a neutral location for a Test game or a Test series. The BCCI and the PCB may get a proposal from Cricket Australia, which is considering the possibilities.
For quite some time, there has been conflicting between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The 2023 Asia Cup, which will be held in Pakistan, and the 2023 ODI World Cup, which is scheduled to be hosted by India are at the center of the ongoing conflict between the boards.
In the midst of everything that is going on between the two cricket governing bodies, it’s possible that India and Pakistan will face off against one another in a Test game or a Test series. Sounds complex and intriguing? But it might occur if the BCCI and the PCB approve of it.
Pakistan vs India in Melbourne?
Recent sources state that the Melbourne Cricket Club and the state of Victoria are still debating the notion of holding an India vs. Pakistan Test match in Melbourne. The Melbourne Cricket Club and the Victorian government may try to push the subject to host another India vs. Pakistan match.
This is after India’s previous encounter against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup’s opening game was such a huge success. It is very clear that the political hostilities between the two nations control their cricketing decisions to play against one another, but if a neutral location can be chosen, the game may actually take place.
It’s only an idea for now, so putting a lot of work into making it a reality will be necessary. Inquiries on hosting a neutral Test have been made to CA, according to Stuart Fox, chief executive of the MCC and the state of Victoria.
The BCCI and the PCB alone remain in control of the situation, according to a spokesperson for Cricket Australia who talked to ESPNcricinfo. They will have the final say in this subject. Since 2007, India and Pakistan have not played each other in a Test match, the longest format of the game, but the outcome of the series still depends on it.
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