Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, Chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council, has volunteered to host a bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India, over a month after the arch-rivals played an ICC T20 World Cup match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The recently finished T20 World Cup, won by Australia, was held in three UAE cities — Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi — with some preliminary round matches taking place in Oman.
“Getting India-Pakistan matches here would be ideal.” It was like a war when Sharjah hosted India and Pakistan all those years ago. However, it was a wonderful war, a sporting war, and it was fantastic,” Falaknaz was quoted by Khaleej Times as saying.
Pakistan and India haven’t played a bilateral cricket series since 2013, when the Green Shirts visited India for three T20s and two One Day Internationals due to political issues.