India to play Pakistan in bilateral series?

Cricket Australia has once again reiterated its desire to host an eagerly awaited bilateral series between rivals India and Pakistan, acknowledging the complexities involved around the proposed event.

Hammering India vs Pakistan Down Under Bids – The Australia and Pakistan tours to each country later this year present a fine opportunity to see a groundbreaking series between the two arch rivals. Although the two teams will not meet in each of their tours, CA is hopeful to see the bilateral series come alive.


Memorable MCG Impact’s CA’s Desire – The source of inspiration for CA’s aspirations was the electric atmosphere during the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground 2022, where fans from India and Pakistan filled the stadium to catch a glimpse of some cricketing rivalry.

The inspiration behind CA’s ambition stems from the remarkable atmosphere witnessed during the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 2022. The CEO of CA, Nick Hockley, reminisced about the electric ambiance, stating, “People want to see that contest. We would love to host that if the opportunity arose.”

While a bilateral series remains the primary focus, CA is also exploring the possibility of a tri-series involving both India and Pakistan. However, Peter Roach, CA’s head of scheduling, highlighted the current constraints in the Future Tours Programme (FTP) but affirmed CA’s determination to find avenues for hosting the marquee matchup.

Despite CA’s enthusiasm, the final decision rests with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).