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Despite interest from the public and the MCG to host a marquee event, the BCCI has denied plans for an India-Pakistan Test match. Reports

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The concept of hosting a Test match between India and Pakistan in the near future has been rejected by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Recently, the state of Victoria proposed to host the traditional Melbourne Cricket Ground as the site of a red-ball series between the two bitter rivals.

Is a test match between Pakistan and India planned? Not if one believes the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The possibility of holding a red-ball bilateral match between the two countries, even at a neutral venue, has been flatly rejected by the Indian Cricket Board.
No such plans exist for an India and Pakistan Test series in the future or in any nation; if someone has such a yearning, they should keep it to themselves, a BCCI source informed Asian News International (ANI).

“Absolutely. At the MCG, three straight [tests] would be fantastic. You would consistently fill it. We have enquired. That issue has been raised with Cricket Australia. I am aware that Victoria’s government has done the same. Again, despite having a very hectic schedule, it seems to be quite complicated. I thus believe it to be the bigger difficulty “On SEN Radio, Fox remarked.
Since 2007, India and Pakistan have not faced off in a Test match. Since January 2013, there have been no bilateral series between the teams. Since 2008, India has not travelled to Pakistan for a cricket match.

The Asia Cup is scheduled to take place in Pakistan in 2023, however India has announced that a neutral location will be required for the competition. If the Men in Blue do not visit their country for the continental championship event the following year, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has threatened to boycott the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.

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