ISLAMABAD: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said that there is no series planned against arch-rivals Pakistan this year.
“No series planned against Pakistan this year. India will only play against them in multi-national tournaments,” Thakur said.
The two arch rivals had to play a bilateral series in December last year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2014 between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and BCCI, Cricket Country reported.
However, the series could not take place after BCCI stepped back from their agreement.
Now it is most likely that Pakistan and India will only play cricket against each other in T20 Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 in 2016.
The T20 Asia Cup will be held in Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6 whereas ICC World Twenty20 will take place in India from March 8 to April 3.
Last time Pakistan and India played a full bilateral series was in 2007. However, Pakistan, toured India for a short series in 2012.