Cricket: No India-Pakistan matches in Mumbai

3 ODIs, 2 T20s from Dec 24 to Jan 5.


Saleem Khaliq August 02, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistan’s proposed tour of India later this year will comprise three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20s from December 24 to January 5, according to the scheduled sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by its Indian counterparts.

The tour will start with the two Twenty20s followed by the ODIs. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has proposed matches in New Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chennai with Mumbai not chosen as venue with fear of a backlash because of the 2008 attacks. According to the PCB officials, the board, after consultation with Misbahul Haq and Mohammad Hafeez, will send a reply to the BCCI shortly.

The official also confirmed that the PCB will send its delegation to India ahead of the tour to assess the security situation as well as the arrangements at the venues.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2012.

COMMENTS (15)

Someone | 9 years ago | Reply

Re at the phrase "Beggars can't be choosers" :- Look inside before looking out. India (and especially Mumbai) is a country full of "beggars" - of the footpath variety I must add (pun intended) !

Rajesh Khosla | 9 years ago | Reply

@Mazen:

Don't kid yourselves: India definitely is not interested in playing cricket with you -- nor is the rest of the cricket world. Who gave you that illusion that the rest of the world will openly embrace your country which is blacklisted for a variety of reasons, primarily, though for terrorism and insecure environment, unethical behaviour of your cricketers and the PCB, rogue-nation conduct by providing safe haven to killers of innocent people, etc. etc. It's a long list and I am sure you will feel exasperated reading it. Hope you will quietly withdraw -- if for nothing than self-respect and SHAME. The problem is that you do not have the courage to be honest and acknowledge that terrorism stems from Pakistan which is a crucible for religious extremism. In another 10 years, if things move at the way they are, you will fracture yourselves into several diffierent small countries, each hostile to the other. Bangladeshis say they are the happiest people after having broken away from you. Are they not a shining example of what is wrong with you guys?

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