Pakistan in India 2012-13

Ahmedabad Twenty20 postponed by a day

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 15, 2012

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The second Twenty20 international between India and Pakistan, originally scheduled for December 27 this year in Ahmedabad, has been postponed by a day, the BCCI has confirmed. The game will be played on Friday, December 28, at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium.

According to reports, the PCB requested the BCCI to reschedule the game, as December 27 is the death anniversary of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007.

The rest of the itinerary remains unchanged. India and Pakistan play two Twenty20s and three ODIs between December 25 and January 6.

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Posted by   on (December 18, 2012, 4:26 GMT)

This is a big LOL...then they should never play cricket on nov 21.

Posted by   on (December 18, 2012, 3:40 GMT)

Lets cheer the Pak India relation in cricket! hope to see some good cricket..and Special Thanks to India for letting this happen!

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 23:49 GMT)

PPP to Zaka Ashraf: You can't play on December 27 because we can't have people cheering on a cricket match when they should be remembering our leader.

Zaka Ashraf: Should we still play on December 25 then? That's when Jinnah was born.

PPP: What's a Jinnah?

Posted by ManharPatelGujrati on (December 16, 2012, 21:28 GMT)

Who will be India captain? Kohli? Dhoni look like lost his job!!!!!

Posted by PointFielder on (December 16, 2012, 13:18 GMT)

PCB should have notified this to BCCI before scheduling the series. What about all the fans who have already booked flights, hotel accommodation, arranged their schedules considering the first released dates. Loss of money for fans.

Posted by Tamimfan on (December 16, 2012, 11:48 GMT)

ridiculous request from pcb.. the match is in india and not in pakistan... absolutely ridiculous

Posted by mjrvasu on (December 16, 2012, 7:04 GMT)

This is the dumbest excuse. The truth is Pak wants to play on a Friday to get max support from its fans.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 18:10 GMT)

Atleast they remember the death anniversary of their heroes... we dont remember the birth anniversary of our heroes... remember the celebration when we know 2nd october is a friday... first reaction extended weekend

Posted by puneet88 on (December 15, 2012, 12:54 GMT)

What a preposterous reason to reschedule an International match .. Could have made sense if the game was in Pakistan !!

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 12:20 GMT)

this is done because " if Pak win this game then they will not want to celebrate "

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