India tour of Pakistan: A good news is coming out for the Pakistani cricket fans desperate to welcome the Indian team. The Indian team can tour Pakistan for the Asia Cup to be held next year i.e. in 2023. For this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also given green signal.
Under the Future Tour Program (FTP) of the ICC, the Asia Cup 2023 has been hosted by Pakistan. In such a situation, the Indian team will have to go to Pakistan to play the tournament under diplomacy. According to the report of Cricbuzz, the BCCI is also ready for this, but is still waiting for the approval of the Government of India.
Pakistan will tour after 15 years
If approved by the Government of India, it will be Team India’s tour of Pakistan after 15 years. Earlier, the Indian team had toured Pakistan in 2008. At that time also the tour was done only for the Asia Cup. Then Sri Lanka won the title. Let us tell you that the recently held Asia Cup was played in the UAE hosted by Sri Lanka. There were two matches between India and Pakistan.
Might have to visit Pakistan twice
Let us tell you that next year the Asia Cup will be played in ODI format. After this, the ODI World Cup is to be hosted by India. In such a situation, Pakistan will also have to come to India to play the World Cup. Apart from the Asia Cup, Pakistan also has to host the Champions Trophy. In such a situation, the Indian team may have to tour Pakistan for the second time.
There was no bilateral series between the two teams for 10 years.
The last time a bilateral series was played between the Indian team and Pakistan was in 2012. Since then both the teams have been coming face to face in Asia Cup and ICC tournaments only. The next match of India and Pakistan will now be played in the T20 World Cup 2022. This match will be held in Melbourne on 23 October, just a day before Diwali.
There will be no series between India and Pakistan till 2027
Apart from this, news that gave a big shock to the fans waiting for the cricket series between India and Pakistan has also come to the fore. There has been no bilateral series between the two teams for the last ten years. But now it is not possible to have a series between India and Pakistan even for the next five years.
In fact, in the Future Tour Program (FTP) sent by BCCI to all state associations till 2023-2027, the Pakistan column has been kept blank. However, the Indian team will play more matches against Australia and England in the next FTP. There is a series schedule of Tests and Limited Overs every year.