KOLKATA: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said on Tuesday that they were working “very hard” to resume bilateral cricketing ties with India, with a series being eyed in December, Press Trust of India reported.
“Pakistan and Indian cricket team (should be) open to playing against each other in one bilateral series in December this year and so they are working very hard on that. It is happening after a long, long gap,” Basit said at an interactive session in Kolkata.
Asked what could be the possible venue of such a series, he said “may be India or Dubai or elsewhere. We are working on that”. His response indicated that it was unlikely that the Indian team will be visiting Pakistan anytime soon.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Sharyar Khan had recently met BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur in Delhi.
India and Pakistan are scheduled to play 12 Tests, 30 ODIs and 11 Twenty20s spread over six series with the first one scheduled from December 2015. However, all series will be played subject to Indian government’s clearance.
The arch-rivals had last played a bilateral series in December 2012-January 2013 when Pakistan toured India for a short series.
Pakistan have not played on home soil since the terrorist attack on the touring Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009.
This article originally appeared on the Business-Standard