Pakistan will kick off India tour on December 22 and will play the first Twenty20 international in Bangalore on December 25, the Indian cricket board announced on Thursday. Both teams have met only in international tournaments since 2007.
Pakistan will play one more T20 match in Ahmedabad on December 27, Chennai will host the first ODI three days later and the two remaining one-dayers will be played in Kolkata and Delhi on January 3 and 6.
India and Pakistan have not played a series since Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007, after cricket ties were broken following the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai by militants from Pakistan.
- Dec 22: Arrival in Bangalore
- Dec 25: First T20 international in Bangalore
- Dec 27: Second T20 international in Ahmedabad
- Dec 30: First ODI in Chennai
- Jan 3: Second ODI in Kolkata
- Jan 6: Third ODI in Delhi
“This is a great news for the people of both Pakistan and India,” Ashraf told reporters at the Gaddafi Stadium. “You can’t just clap with one hand. Both countries need each other and that strengthens the relationship. The series will be a big breakthrough and a revival of our cricketing relationship with India, said PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf.