India Tour of Pakistan: Indian team has not gone to Pakistan to play cricket since 2008. The report claimed that the BCCI is open to traveling to Pakistan for Asia Cup 2023.
New Delhi: The Indian cricket team can go on a tour of Pakistan next year. In fact, next year the Asia Cup is to be organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Indian cricket team can take part in it. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared a letter with the state association ahead of the Annual General Meeting, in which the big events of next year have been listed.
The name of Asia Cup is also included in this letter. In such a situation, it is being speculated that the Indian team is ready to go to Pakistan. However, it will be most important to get the permission of the Indian government for this. India last toured Pakistan in 2006 for a bilateral series. After this, he was last seen playing in Pakistan in the form of Asia Cup in 2008. Indian team has not gone to Pakistan for almost 13 years but now they are expected to go to Pakistan.
BCCI officials are still reiterating that if they get permission from the Indian government, the Indian team will go to Pakistan to participate in the Asia Cup. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah is also currently serving as the President of the Asian Cricket Council. In such a situation, it will be a big challenge for them to send the Indian team to the Asia Cup being held in Pakistan. The Asia Cup to be held in Pakistan will be played in the format of 50 overs. The last time this tournament was played in ODI format was in 2018.
Pakistan are scheduled to host the 50-over Asia Cup in 2023 and after that, the World Cup will be taking place in India.
The BCCI will be holding its Annual General Meeting on October 18 as well.
India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral cricket series since 2012-13 when Pakistan had toured India for three T20Is and as many ODIs.
Since then, both teams have not played in bilateral series, and the teams have just met in world events or Asia Cup.
India had last toured Pakistan in 2005-06 under the leadership of Rahul Dravid. On that tour, the teams played three Tests and five ODIs.