The BCCI is not intending to organize a Test series between India and Pakistan at any location, according to its sources.
“No such plans for India and Pakistan Test series in future or in any country, if someone has such kind of wish keep it to yourself,” a BCCI source told to Private Media Channel.
On day 4 of the second Test between Australia and South Africa, MCC Chief Executive Stuart Fox announced on SEN radio that the club and the Victoria government had contacted CA about hosting a neutral Test.
Many cricket governing bodies expressed interest in hosting the Test series between India and Pakistan.
Australia is the newest country to be added to the list after Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) chief executive Stuart Fox spoke with Cricket Australia (CA) about hosting the Test in Melbourne.
Since hosting Pakistan in a limited-overs series in 2013, India and Pakistan have only faced off in competition in the 20- and 50-overs World Cups and the Asia Cup.
The two teams’ most recent meeting took place at the Twenty20 World Cup in October, with over 90,000 spectators turning out at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch India defeat Pakistan in a nail-biting final-ball encounter.
The English Cricket Board (ECB) contacted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the BCCI in September to arrange for a test series between Pakistan and India in England.
According to PCB sources, the England Cricket Board lobbied the ICC Board to schedule the Pakistan-India series and to have it in England.
Recent rumors state that the English Cricket Board is only making this offer due to the massive fan bases of both teams.
Later, due to various governmental concerns between the two countries, BCCI rejected the offer.
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