The Indian team is likely to play a bilateral series with Pakistan, according to a report. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hinted that they will be scheduling a series with Pakistan in Dubai later this year and has approached the home ministry for its approval.
According to Future Tours & Programme (FTP) agreement, which was inked in 2014, the Indian team was required to play Pakistan in an away bilateral series. But due to the various terror attacks at India-Pakistan border, led the Indian government to not allow the series.
Currently, Dubai is the place where Pakistan team plays its home games. In 2016, BCCI hasn’t accepting that the United Arab Emirates as a venue for the two nation’s bilateral series.
India and Pakistan last locked their horns for a Test way back in 2007-08 and also played an ODI series in the 2012-13 season. They last faced each other in March 2016, in a World T20 match, which resulted in India’s favor.
According to the sources of the Indian express, they quoted, “The BCCI is now eyeing to play the away series in September or November. Permission has been sought from Home Ministry, we don’t know what is the government stand. Last time, a tension between the two countries was at its peak. Also, there is the FTP agreement that needs to be fulfilled and that’s why the board is willing to travel to Dubai to play a series against Pakistan. Unless the government gives its nod, the BCCI cannot do anything.”