Pakistan in India 2012-13 December 15, 2012

Ahmedabad Twenty20 postponed by a day

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Dummy4 on December 18, 2012, 4:26 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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!

  • Dummy4 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?

  • MANHAR on December 16, 2012, 21:28 GMT

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

  • Straight 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.

  • Deccan on December 16, 2012, 11:48 GMT

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

  • Vasudevan 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.

  • Dummy4 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

  • PUNEET 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 !!

  • Dummy4 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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