Australia in agreement with India and Pakistan for a tri-nation series

Nick Hockley, the CEO of Cricket Australia (CA), is in an agreement with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for a tri-nation series between three countries. Seeking the fact that the arch-rivals have not faced each other in any bilateral series since 2012, CA has put up an initiative to be a medium in dragging India and Pakistan on one board, to compete in cricket.

Hockley, says CA has armed opens to host the tri-nation series in Australia. Apparently, Ind vs Pak gathers the most number of watchers. The two teams last met in the T20 World Cup 2021, and before that, in Asia Cup 2018, and ODI World Cup 2019 sequentially. India and Pakistan now only encounter each other in the International Cricket Council (ICC) or Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events. 

However, any such series, cannot be on the agenda anytime before 2023 since the Future Tour Programs are finalized. If the series gets approved, the tri-series between the three countries will be seen taking place in Australia after 2023. 

While talking to the press after the Rawalpindi Test between Pakistan and Australia, Hockley commented,

Personally, I really like the tri-nation series concept. It’s worked well in the past. We’d be open to hosting matches. There are really big communities of India and Pakistan living in Australia. It’s a contest that everyone wants to see in world cricket and if we can help support further opportunities, we would love to do that,”

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