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July 16, 2012, 05:43 AM
Pakistan to tour India in December


The BCCI has confirmed that the cricketing ties between India and Pakistan will resume and Pakistan will tour India for three one-dayers in December. The cricketing ties between the two countries had snapped after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. The ODIs will be played towards the end of the month, likely during the gap between England ODIs and Tests.

"The government is ready in principle to host the Pakistan team", a top BCCI official said after the Working Committee meeting in New Delhi.

The two countries have played against each other in the 2011 World Cup and Asia Cup recently, but bilateral series have been suspended for almost five years: the last being in India in 2007.

India pulled out of the 2009 cricket tour of Pakistan in the wake of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. They were due to arrive in Pakistan in January 2009 for three Tests, five one-day games and a Twenty20 international.

During the recent visit of PCB chief Zaka Ashraf to India and at last month's ICC and Asian Cricket Council meetings in Malaysia, there had been discussions between officials of both the Boards on the matter.

Pakistan cricket has faced several crisis in the last year and a tour of India may boost the confidence of the game's managers in the country. No international team has played in Pakistan since the March 2009 attack in Lahore, which left eight people dead and several visiting players wounded, and the national team has had to play its "home" matches abroad, mostly in the United Arab Emirates.

A spot-fixing scandal, which ended with three Pakistan cricketers sent to a British prison last November, engulfed the team's Test series in mid 2010.

Although the fixture of the three-match series is yet to be decided, Mohali and Chennai are the likely venues to host the matches. The third venue could be either New Delhi or Bangalore.

source (http://www.hindustantimes.com/Cricket/CricketNews/Pakistan-to-tour-India-in-December-BCCI/Article1-889881.aspx)

July 16, 2012, 06:01 AM
haha!!! Nice thread title ;)

Well, only 3 ODI's! should have included 2/3 tests too. don't care anyway :rolleyes:

al Furqaan
July 16, 2012, 03:52 PM
haha!!! Nice thread title ;)

Well, only 3 ODI's! should have included 2/3 tests too. don't care anyway :rolleyes:

no it shouldn't...amader ke host korte pare na abar PCBer shate taal mara!

anyways the last laugh is on India's bhagwan brigade...haha.

July 16, 2012, 05:28 PM
Aro Koto drama hobe and aro koto politics hobe eita nie... It just needs one bomb blast anywhere to link it with some Pak groups to cancell tour and score valuable political points in India... It's never sure untill it happens....

July 17, 2012, 01:07 PM
lol .. Some predictions there bfan, good luck with that. Whatever happens (drama, bomb blast etc etc), but I wish ice of hatred starts melt and this series happens.

October 30, 2012, 12:04 PM
India's home ministry clears Pakistan tour

India's home ministry has cleared a limited-overs tour by the Pakistan team, prompting the BCCI to say the tour "is on" at the end of the year.

The tour - which now needs only a formal announcement by the two boards to be official - will comprise three ODIs and two Twenty20s at Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. Pakistan are due to arrive on December 22 and Shukla said the tour would continue till January 7 but the detailed schedule is yet to be announced. However, there is little room for flexibility because the series is sandwiched between two legs of England's tour of India.

cricinfo (http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/588829.html)

Peace :big_hug:

October 31, 2012, 12:45 AM
Why are they not playing in Pakistan?

October 31, 2012, 02:24 AM
Why are they not playing in Pakistan?

because bulletproof vests are not yet a part of cricket gear

October 31, 2012, 04:21 AM
I think It is a great decision to Pakistan tour in India. It will be great start once again and I hope It will be great series.

November 1, 2012, 09:56 AM
Pakistan in India cricket (T20 & ODI) series 2012 schedule

<TABLE style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=tblbody class=bluetable border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width="100%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TH class=namehead width="24%" align=left>Date / Time</TH><TH class=namehead width="30%" align=left>Match</TH><TH class=namehead width="30%" align=left></TH><TH class=namehead width="16%" align=center></TH></TR><TR class=nocss><TD>Dec 25, 2012
20:00 (IST)

</TD><TD>1st T20 Int (D/N)
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

</TD><TD></TD><TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></TD></TR><TR class=even><TD>Dec 27, 2012
20:00 (IST)

</TD><TD>2nd T20 Int (D/N)
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

</TD><TD></TD><TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></TD></TR><TR class=nocss><TD>Dec 30, 2012
14:00 (IST)

</TD><TD>1st ODI (D/N)
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

</TD><TD></TD><TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></TD></TR><TR class=even><TD>Jan 03, 2013
14:00 (IST)

</TD><TD>2nd ODI (D/N)
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

</TD><TD></TD><TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></TD></TR><TR class=nocss><TD>Jan 06, 2013
14:00 (IST)

</TD><TD>3rd ODI (D/N)
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

</TD><TD></TD><TD style="TEXT-ALIGN: center"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

December 14, 2012, 04:42 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed this show, with some of the legends of cricket :notworthy:
and eagerly looking forward to the series although the standard of this generation is nothing compared to the era of ,Imran,Kapil,Wasim,Ganguly,Azhar.

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December 15, 2012, 05:31 AM
What has India Pak got to do with Christmas any way....