Pakistan news April 13, 2014

India-Pakistan Test series likely in 2015

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Pakistan's conditional support for the ICC revamp hinges on the promise of six series against India, including a 'home' series in the Middle East as part of an upcoming, reworked eight-year FTP cycle from 2015 to 2023, ESPNcricinfo has learnt.

The change in the PCB's stance has taken place on the condition that Pakistan would be involved in bilateral series against all Full Members, including India. If Indo-Pak series are officially slotted into the eight-year FTP, it could also involve a 'home' series for Pakistan against India in the United Arab Emirates.

The PCB is now waiting for a final confirmation from the BCCI following its Working Committee meeting, which the PCB have been informed, is expected to take place in the next 15 days. It will then enable the PCB to work out a long-term broadcasting deal with regular India series at its centre.

The PCB's opposition to the ICC's original position paper that recommended a remodeling of the ICC's administrative structure and its revenue distribution rested on the argument that it was against the principle of "equality." However, following certain changes in the resolutions, as well as the possibility of playing India frequently led PCB to support the governance, finance and FTP changes in the ICC, which was driven entirely by the BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia.

ESPNcricinfo understands that all the nine member boards have confirmed their earlier commitments with PCB until 2020 and are chalking out a fresh plan for the period from 2020 to 2023.

The BCCI could look to slot in as many as six series against Pakistan, due to the gaps that are available in the existing FTP calendar. The first of these bilateral series could take place in the UAE in the winter of 2015. "Cricket between both countries is beneficial as the Pakistan government is also keen to revive ties with India on a high note," PCB chairman Najam Sethi said on Friday following the two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai.

India and Pakistan have not played a full series since the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which India blamed on militants based across the border. However, Pakistan visited India for a short limited-over series in December 2012, but despite not getting any revenue out of the series, it was regarded as a stepping stone in reviving cricketing ties between both countries.

Since July 2013, Pakistan have been without a long-term broadcasting deal, one of the major sources of income for the PCB. The PCB already had to deal with a long-standing budget-deficit, which in August 2013, was calculated at nearly PKR 500 million. The PCB estimates that after committing to the ICC revamp, the financial benefits could reach PKR 30 billion from the bilateral ties, the major chunk of which will be earned from hosting India.

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent. @kalson

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  • Coolcapricorn on April 14, 2014, 9:02 GMT

    Just as the Ashes are special for England-Australian fans, any matches played between Pakistan & India are special too - especially more so now when we don't play each other that often due sadly to political reasons. However there is always so much anticipation, excitement plus goodwill between both sets of fans whenever we do occasionally play each other as seen in the recent T20WC - so being an Indian fan, pray we see more of these Indo-Pak clashes resuming in the near future & the Pak stars like Alfridi back in the IPL fold soon as they are missed.

  • J751 on April 15, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    On paper this arrangement looks pretty good.The question is,will these matches actually take place ?

  • Syed_imran_abbas on April 15, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    Lets see if that goes ahead.. Would be good though.. As a cricket lover that is good to see.

  • sumit1982 on April 14, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    It is good to see two heavy weight in Asia continent will battle again for test supreme.

  • on April 14, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    Well if truly we want our future generations to enjoy cricket we need to have Indo Pak test series like the ashes every two years five matches each.

    Like the ashes the heores of an Indo Pak series are immortalized in memory of the fans and will live forever had it been continuous as the ashes it might had surpassed the Ashes itself

    Please there is still time dont ruin it

  • t20cric on April 14, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    If the series happens then it will be really good because Pakistan vs India is much better than any other cricketing rivalry. The other thing is that Aamir will be done his ban & hopefully Irfan will be fit. I'm also hoping Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Ahmed Shehzad & Umar Akmal can all cement there places in the test team. If this series can happen then it should be 3-5 tests, 5-7 ODIs & 3 t20s, in fact Pak vs Ind should be similar to Ashes.

  • on April 14, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    This is fantastic news. Just like nothing in the world tastes quite as good as biryani, no other cricket quite matches up to test matches between India and Pakistan. Have been waiting for this news forever.

  • Cricket_Man on April 14, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    A 5 match Test Series is a must if the deal actually takes place.

  • Cricket_Man on April 14, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    If that happens and if by then Aamir's ban is over and he gets in his rhythm then I for sure would love to see a Mohammad Aamir vs Virat Kohli battle. For me Aamir might miss out on the World Cup. However, he would have an opportunity to redeem himself against India but only if his bans get over, he gets in his form and if the series actually takes place. I think a Test Series should definitely take place between the two sides.

  • abdulghaffar08 on April 14, 2014, 13:49 GMT

    I think every cricket Lover wants the series between Pakistan and India. There should be no politics in sports. PCB should now start Super League in UAE or anywhere else. No time to waste now. It will bring talent from domestic players into international level. Super League look more fascinating and its also source of experience from players of other countries.

  • Coolcapricorn on April 14, 2014, 9:02 GMT

    Just as the Ashes are special for England-Australian fans, any matches played between Pakistan & India are special too - especially more so now when we don't play each other that often due sadly to political reasons. However there is always so much anticipation, excitement plus goodwill between both sets of fans whenever we do occasionally play each other as seen in the recent T20WC - so being an Indian fan, pray we see more of these Indo-Pak clashes resuming in the near future & the Pak stars like Alfridi back in the IPL fold soon as they are missed.

  • J751 on April 15, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    On paper this arrangement looks pretty good.The question is,will these matches actually take place ?

  • Syed_imran_abbas on April 15, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    Lets see if that goes ahead.. Would be good though.. As a cricket lover that is good to see.

  • sumit1982 on April 14, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    It is good to see two heavy weight in Asia continent will battle again for test supreme.

  • on April 14, 2014, 15:56 GMT

    Well if truly we want our future generations to enjoy cricket we need to have Indo Pak test series like the ashes every two years five matches each.

    Like the ashes the heores of an Indo Pak series are immortalized in memory of the fans and will live forever had it been continuous as the ashes it might had surpassed the Ashes itself

    Please there is still time dont ruin it

  • t20cric on April 14, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    If the series happens then it will be really good because Pakistan vs India is much better than any other cricketing rivalry. The other thing is that Aamir will be done his ban & hopefully Irfan will be fit. I'm also hoping Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Ahmed Shehzad & Umar Akmal can all cement there places in the test team. If this series can happen then it should be 3-5 tests, 5-7 ODIs & 3 t20s, in fact Pak vs Ind should be similar to Ashes.

  • on April 14, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    This is fantastic news. Just like nothing in the world tastes quite as good as biryani, no other cricket quite matches up to test matches between India and Pakistan. Have been waiting for this news forever.

  • Cricket_Man on April 14, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    A 5 match Test Series is a must if the deal actually takes place.

  • Cricket_Man on April 14, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    If that happens and if by then Aamir's ban is over and he gets in his rhythm then I for sure would love to see a Mohammad Aamir vs Virat Kohli battle. For me Aamir might miss out on the World Cup. However, he would have an opportunity to redeem himself against India but only if his bans get over, he gets in his form and if the series actually takes place. I think a Test Series should definitely take place between the two sides.

  • abdulghaffar08 on April 14, 2014, 13:49 GMT

    I think every cricket Lover wants the series between Pakistan and India. There should be no politics in sports. PCB should now start Super League in UAE or anywhere else. No time to waste now. It will bring talent from domestic players into international level. Super League look more fascinating and its also source of experience from players of other countries.

  • on April 14, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    I hope this goes ahead... Politics has no place in sport.... Pakistan vs India is the mother of all matches... Great Pakistan bowling vs a fiercy India batting...

  • CricStaah on April 14, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    Definately good news if this series does take place but as we saw at the end of last yea whenr the BCCI shortened the South Africa tour, nothing is certain for any nation!

  • Vilander on April 14, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    It would be fun, unlike India- SL matches..Ind-Pak matches are thrilling and people want to see them.

  • xylofon on April 14, 2014, 13:10 GMT

    Im excited but anything political could thwart these plans. I hate tests honestly so its not a big deal but if they want to play it then great. However, I dont understand why Pak who are so good at T20 and India as well dont plan for T20s? This is a must. And it should be threem matches.

    A decent series would be 2 tests or no tests, 4 ODIs and 3 T20s. If no tests, one can play, 4,5 or 7 ODIs and 3 T20s. I much prefer the second option.

    Either way lots of cricket between these two nations is good for cricket NO DOUBT and for youngsters in these countries as well.

  • on April 14, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    Great news! Hopefully the series will happen and no political reasons would delay or put the series in jeopardy. This has taken a long time coming and countdown to 2015 has begun. Hopefully, we will get to see Pakistan players in IPL too! Let's keep the hopes alive!

  • scarrule on April 14, 2014, 12:10 GMT

    But one... Thing pakistan tet team is mediocore to say the least

  • on April 14, 2014, 11:55 GMT

    Pak-India series should be designed like Ashes... Should not play consistantly against each other but like like in 2005 to 2007 series where they played too many games.

    5 test match series every two years.. will be awesome and worth waiting for.

  • on April 14, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    srilanka has survived , but if india goes there , surely no one will return.

  • on April 14, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    Yeah I agree with Ramesh. And I think we should play each other more often. Also Pakistan need to sort there internal problems out. Its good for the global cricket. Good luck to India - Pakistan cricket.

  • on April 14, 2014, 8:33 GMT

    Definitely good news,sports should be played between India and Pak irrespective of political differences. Two competitive teams playing each other will make cricket fans happy. Let cricket improve the goodwill between 2 countrymen as well.

  • on April 14, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    Definitely good news.ports should be played between India and Pak irrespective of political differences. Two competitive teams playing each other will make cricket fans happy. Let cricket improve the goodwill between 2 countrymen as well.

  • Asadullah786 on April 14, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    the contest between the two should start with pakistan hosting the series on their home soil

  • on April 14, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    @Ramesh_Joseph: Ramesh you have said it absolutely right. We all would love to see a full series between India Pakistan but there is no need to jump to any conclusions at this point. Pakistan India series would only happen if political situation remains viable.

  • on April 14, 2014, 7:57 GMT

    When is the world planning to start playing in Pakistan again, so they can actually have a "home" series. if players r willing to go to India for 2 months with ipl and bangladesh for 2 months for world t20, then why not spend a month in Pakistan for a bilateral series. if this happens more money will go to the pcb so they can afford more security for teams coming to Pakistan, Bangladesh is hectic, Pakistan is just feared, It has been 7yrs since the incident so let's go back now. by holding the semi final and final of super t20 next yr in Pakistan it will begin at the process of bringing other countries into Pakistan to play bilateral series.

  • 10000000 on April 14, 2014, 7:14 GMT

    233 is fine.....

    2 T20I's, #3Odi's then 3 Tests.

  • Batmanian on April 14, 2014, 6:51 GMT

    Definitely good news. Really hope we can again see PAK-IND in Pakistan in my lifetime.

  • Tausifd on April 14, 2014, 5:59 GMT

    It will be a good entertaining series, provided it consists of minimum 3 Tests.

  • Ramesh_Joseph on April 14, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    All these statements are coming from the Pakistan Board. Absolutely nothing from the Indian side. Mind you there is no statement here from the BCCI. There is an election on in India, and we know that a series against pakistan is also a political decision and will depend a lot on the next government. I will believe it when I see it.

  • vish57 on April 14, 2014, 4:51 GMT

    Sports should be played between India and Pak irrespective of political differences. Two competitive teams playing each other will make cricket fans happy. Let cricket improve the goodwill between 2 countrymen as well.

  • humi_cric on April 14, 2014, 4:47 GMT

    Wow, great news. Will definitely fly to UAE, atleast for the first test match. This would be once in a decade type series. Hope everything goes according to plan. Thanks to PCB and BCCI. Initially, I hate the Idea of "Big 3" but in return if we get Indo - Pak series then not a bad deal. Very happy, thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • siddhartha87 on April 14, 2014, 3:47 GMT

    it's a good news that they are planning to resume bilateral ties. But the tests between India -Pakistan have been traditionally boring. 64.40% of the tests between them are drawn.With the tests scheduled to be placed in UAE and India the numbers will go up only. Another thing Pakistan no longer have a competitive squad when it comes to test. SO a 5 match test series will be absolutely meaningless.

  • Haider-pak-awsome on April 14, 2014, 3:42 GMT

    Great news! Looking forward to see the battle between Junaid-Kohli, Ajmal-Kohli, Gul-Kohli n many others with Kohli. As one could see so much talent in Pak as against........ ! Well, still better than those boring one sided matches against unsporting SL which are always dominated by Pak.

  • on April 14, 2014, 3:14 GMT

    @Srikumar Narayan

    Agreed with you brother. 100%. These two-test series are absolute garbage...nobody wants them. But they are better than 0-test series. Still 3-tests should be the minimum especially with the Top 8 teams.

  • gibbons on April 14, 2014, 2:02 GMT

    Ha - the cynic in me loves that Australia and England in the 'big 3' were pilloried for playing each other too often, then suddenly India and Pakistan are playing 6 times in 8 years (incidentally, more than the typical Ashes cycle) and it's a great leap forward.

    But seriously, this is great news, and here's hoping the situation will reach a point where they can be in Pakistan and India, not the UAE or elsewhere.

  • WeLuvCricket on April 14, 2014, 1:34 GMT

    it will be fun to see this competition, always very thrilling, and interesting. Cannot wait for the series to come. I just hope that it is full series with 7 ODIs, 3 Tests, and 5 T20s. hehe good luck misbah army and dhoni army.

  • Siva_Bala75 on April 14, 2014, 1:03 GMT

    India does not have one leave alone, 5 bowlers; Pakistan does not have one, leave alone 6 batsmen. The best way to play this will be mix both, get 22 players and make two mixed teams!

  • on April 14, 2014, 0:49 GMT

    Many in India are keen to have friendly relations with all the countries in the sub-continent and more so with Pakistan. It may be the case, within Pakistan too. In fact, many from Pakistan periodically write friendly and very realistic comments here.

    Hats off to Najam Sethi for his astute moves. It is also nice to hear, to quote from the news story from Dubai: "...the Pakistan government is also keen to revive ties with India on a high note, PCB chairman Najam Sethi said on Friday following the two-day ICC board meeting in Dubai..."

    Very good news indeed, at many levels.

  • on April 14, 2014, 0:39 GMT

    No point having two test and give ODI series. Must be full fledged five test series with three ODIs an d three T20s.. Then there will be great interest. ICC should scrap two test series with minimum three test series so that there is a good chance of a final verdict in the series... Any disagreements?

  • mzm149 on April 13, 2014, 21:07 GMT

    At least 3 test matches, 5 ODIs please even if there is not a single t20. These tests will pull such huge crowds that it will result in revival in interest in test cricket.

  • Albert_cambell on April 13, 2014, 19:17 GMT

    Great news to hear. Good oppurtunity for PAkistani Players to improve their averages. Some out of form cricketers like Nasid Jamshed can use this opportunity to get their form back.

  • Nadeem1976 on April 13, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    great job PCB and Big 3. love it.

  • WeLuvCricket on April 13, 2014, 18:36 GMT

    Really good to hear this. We the cricket fanz from every nation know that Pakistan vs India series are the most thrilling matches. This is really a important series for both teams. Right after the World Cup 2015. But it better be full series scheduled. But this time I want extra long series: 3 Test Matches, 7 ODIs, and 5 T20s. I want to see these countries playing more T20's than Test matches. I think sometime Test Matches get boring at some certain point while T20s are interesting from the word go. It will be fun to watch. I always love to see PCB and BCCI scheduling and planning together. Can't wait, 2015 will be the best year of cricket for both teams. But remember, both teams need to practice a lotttttttt. As they all know that 2015 World Cup is also very importantttt! I'm a pakistani supporter, but we all know that India is a very very dangerous side, most best side, but remember Pakistan can heist a win at the very end. Hope for the best for these cricket nations! :)

  • on April 13, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    Lets hope this actually materialises into a full fledged series between the 2 countries next year and neither board backs out (esp BCCI who have been reluctant to play pak) and a healthy rivalry should be reinstated, which would be far bigger than the ashes even. Hoping politics does not interfere with cricket. Would be amazing if we have full series between the 2 neighbours next year in addition to the WC, a mouthwatering prospect for cricket fans world over!!

  • HK_Sachin on April 13, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    Bravo! It better be a full- 5 Test series, with 5 ODI's and 3 T20's. A full series is better than 6 short series. ...

  • Desihungama on April 13, 2014, 17:54 GMT

    So naive this guy Sethi is. All Pak administrators have learned the art of passing the buck. Neither he is going to get Aamir's ban reduced nor he would get a series with India. There had been many occasions when India stopped playing Pakistan for many years. This was their common practice throughout 60's and 70's. Had the players been included in IPL, I would have considered that as gesture to normalizing relations. Now, when the going gets boring with Australia and England, THEN, Pak would get their cherished series.

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 13, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    This is good news. Something for fans from both nations to look forward to. The Poms and Aussies talk about Ashes, but to me this is the MOTHER of all rivalry and contests in cricket. Bring it on guys. Both teams are relatively young with new players coming through the ranks. It should be a complete series: 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20s.

  • on April 13, 2014, 17:38 GMT

    good news and definately its the cricket which will be a winner in it.

    both teams playing odi and t20 here and there but its a long delay in tests.

    however as the article states, it needs approval from india. but anyway a good news. cricket should be played regularly as its a passion in both countries. these series are crowd pullers anywhere in the world. uae series willbe pakistan's home series and will help pcb financially. and pak tour to india for return series are always crowd pullers.

    hoping to see it happening and all 6 seriesin next ftp.

  • ramz30380 on April 13, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    WOW! Thats super good news! Hoping that it will be a 5 Test series instead of having meaningless 2 test matches! A complete tour shud be 5 tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20s. I just hope that the current elections and probable change of helm shud not hamper this decision of the two boards......

  • RapidCommentsPlz on April 13, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    @greatest_game Nah!! There were few fans who were actually excited over limited formats.But the world knows that nothing bring much thriller and excitemant than tests.Completely unpredictable!

  • HealthyCric on April 13, 2014, 17:32 GMT

    @ICKY India Vs Pakistan Pakistan series - niice dream might come come true if every thing goes of well in this year. But Pakistan Winning 2015 - I don't think so.. Considering how top 6 teams are playing now a days... Well Good luck any way..

    I would like to see ENG/NZ/SA win the 2015 cup this time.

  • VijayVK on April 13, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Good news for cricket fans...but it is totally dependent on Indian government decision to play against pak....mostly political environment during that time will decide the fate of the series..I personally believe that won't happen in next 2-3 years

  • Hate.ME on April 13, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    Big 3 at work from word Go ?

  • Taimor-016 on April 13, 2014, 17:21 GMT

    Really happy with this news. I can't wait for Indo-Pak test series. I hope we get to see a 3 test match series between the two sides soon.

  • Greatest_Game on April 13, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    This is great news for cricket fans all around the world. India-Pakistan games always have a compelling edge to them. They generate interest everywhere, amongst all cricket fans.

    All those who predict the end of test cricket, and the supremacy of 20/20, note these opinions:

    @ Ashokdmightyindian "Gonna break the world record for the most viewed event of all time!"

    @ Stark62 "The only Test series able to draw a crowd in the UAE."

    @ Gautam Khosla "Good. We need more wars like these. We needed Tests like these."

    @ Salar Ahmed "OMG! This is gonna be epic! It ll put all Ashes Test Series to shame with the millions of views it ll get."

    @ thePakistanian "Yay! If it's a 7 Test series:)"

    No one is excited about India-Pak T20s! No one is salivating over the ODIs. It is the TESTS that people are really excited about! Closely fought, evenly matched test series can bring whole countries to a halt. Let's hope that good pitches, a match between bat & ball, & the Spirit of Cricket prevail.

  • MSU_BULLDOG on April 13, 2014, 16:48 GMT

    "very good news indeed", "am I dreaming? I am so happy" - wow!!

  • devagupta on April 13, 2014, 16:22 GMT

    pakistan are great ambassadors of world cricket. love their bowling and india batting. go india

  • siddhartha87 on April 13, 2014, 16:20 GMT

    great.Now India will win outside India :D

  • on April 13, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    we want a long tour.....at least 2 T20 3 ODI and 5 TESTS :)

  • on April 13, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    i want to see war between India and Pakistan only need eleven soldiers needed from each side and battle field would be a round cricket ground

    and my belive that will bring love and piece

  • ICKY on April 13, 2014, 15:50 GMT

    It will be a good battle between bat and ball. It will be a good series between former ODI champions India and 2015 ODI world champions Pakistan. It would also help to bring the people of two countries closer as the sport is suppose to accomplish. That is the true meanings of sports and its spirit.

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    Very good news indeed!.....

  • Stark62 on April 13, 2014, 15:47 GMT

    The only Test series able to draw a crowd in the UAE, would be between these two countries!!

    No one watches Test cricket in the UAE and there is a sparse crowd but a Test series between these two nations, will be a completly different story and the expats will come to watch, so hoping it materialises.

  • DibblyDobbler2 on April 13, 2014, 15:46 GMT

    No no no ....don't do it ...please don't do it ...this is a waste of time ....

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    Great news:)

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    It's an old story. They promise something and when it's time to deliver something happens and they go against their word. Only time will tell how many series will we get actually.

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    Am I dreaming? I am so happy! India will win! Go India!

  • mshyder on April 13, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    This is genuinely a great news. Good for cricket, good for the region and good for people of both the countries. The Ashes interest and viewership is over hyped this is the real deal. But please this series should not be treated as a filler with only 2 tests, at least have a proper 3 test series.

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    OMG! This is gonna be epic! It ll put all Ashes Test Series to shame with the millions of views it ll get. Cant wait.

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    Good. We need more wars like these. We needed Tests like these.

  • RapidCommentsPlz on April 13, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Possibly the greatest and one of the finest decisions taken by BCCI.Just expecting at least 4 match series. Gonna break the world record for the most viewed event of all time!Will be great to see the fans from both countries reuniting once more.Hats off to you, BCCI & PCB. The world is gonna witness the never before seen like test matches.

  • thePakistanian on April 13, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    Yay! If it's a 7 Test series:)

  • thePakistanian on April 13, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    Yay! If it's a 7 Test series:)

  • RapidCommentsPlz on April 13, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Possibly the greatest and one of the finest decisions taken by BCCI.Just expecting at least 4 match series. Gonna break the world record for the most viewed event of all time!Will be great to see the fans from both countries reuniting once more.Hats off to you, BCCI & PCB. The world is gonna witness the never before seen like test matches.

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    Good. We need more wars like these. We needed Tests like these.

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    OMG! This is gonna be epic! It ll put all Ashes Test Series to shame with the millions of views it ll get. Cant wait.

  • mshyder on April 13, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    This is genuinely a great news. Good for cricket, good for the region and good for people of both the countries. The Ashes interest and viewership is over hyped this is the real deal. But please this series should not be treated as a filler with only 2 tests, at least have a proper 3 test series.

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    Am I dreaming? I am so happy! India will win! Go India!

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    It's an old story. They promise something and when it's time to deliver something happens and they go against their word. Only time will tell how many series will we get actually.

  • on April 13, 2014, 15:33 GMT

    Great news:)

  • DibblyDobbler2 on April 13, 2014, 15:46 GMT

    No no no ....don't do it ...please don't do it ...this is a waste of time ....

  • Stark62 on April 13, 2014, 15:47 GMT

    The only Test series able to draw a crowd in the UAE, would be between these two countries!!

    No one watches Test cricket in the UAE and there is a sparse crowd but a Test series between these two nations, will be a completly different story and the expats will come to watch, so hoping it materialises.