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PCB expects 6 Test series versus India

New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expecting to play at least six home-and-away Test series against India, in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023, which will also include an “off-shore” home series in the UAE.

“The PCB is now waiting for a final confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, following its working committee meeting, which the PCB have been informed, is expected to take place in the next 15 days. It will then enable the PCB to work out a long-term broadcasting deal with a regular India series at its centre,” a report in a cricket website stated.

Earlier, PCB chairman Najam Sethi had made it clear that Pakistan’s conditional support for the ICC revamp depends on the promise of said number of series against India. The change in the PCB’s stance has taken place on the condition that Pakistan would be involved in bilateral series against all Full Members, including India.

The report states: “If Indo-Pak series are officially slotted into the eight-year FTP, it could also involve a ‘home’ series for Pakistan against India in the UAE.” (PTI)