Pakistan will tour India next month in their first cricket series in five years. India announced the tour featuring two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals on Thursday, and Pakistan said it planned to send a delegation to check security arrangements. The tour starts on December 25.
The last tour between the neighbours was a visit by Pakistan in November 2007, then cricket ties were broken after the terror attack in Mumbai in 2008 when 166 people were killed, and India blamed Pakistan.
The series will be held when England takes a break for Christmas from its ongoing tour of India.
England plays four Tests and two Twenty20s in November-December. It returns to play five one-dayers in January.
Pakistan Cricket Board
chairman Zaka Ashraf labeled the series as a “revival of friendship” between the two subcontinent archrivals and a step forward, despite the fact it was Pakistan’s turn to host its neighbour.
Bangalore and Ahmedabad will host the Twenty20 games while Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi will host the one-dayers. There will be no match at Mumbai.
“We will send a delegation prior to the tour to see the security arrangements,” Ashraf added.