Srinivasan confirms India and Pakistan will play bilateral series in 2015

India and Pakistan are likely to play two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in the United Arab Emirates next year

India and Pakistan are likely to play two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in the United Arab Emirates next year

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International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has confirmed that India and Pakistan will play a bilateral series in 2015.

This will be the first of six bilateral series scheduled between the two nations from 2015 to 2023.

According to the eight-year Future Tours Programme (FTP) cycle, India and Pakistan will play 12 Tests, 30 ODIs and 11 Twenty Internationals over the course of the six series.

It is understood that next year’s series, which is set to be played in the United Arab Emirates, will consist of two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals.

“There has been a proposal to resume bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan,” Srinivasan told the Times of India. “As I understand, there has been an agreement that the two teams will play each other soon.”

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