Dubai cricket chief offers to host Pak vs India series

Dubai Cricket Council Chairman Abdul Rahman Falaknaz has made the offer to host a bilateral cricket series between Pakistan and India at a neutral venue.

“The best thing would be to get India-Pakistan matches here. When Sharjah used to host India and Pakistan all those years ago, it was like a war. But it was a good war, it was a sporting war and it was fantastic,” Falaknaz was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times.

Pakistan and India have not been able to play a bilateral series since 2013 due to political tensions.

“I remember [Bollywood actor] Raj Kapoor came once with his family. During the awards night, he took the mic and said, ‘How wonderful it is to have these India-Pakistan battles in Sharjah. Cricket brings people together, cricket has brought us together and let us remain this way,'” recalled the DCC chief.

“So this is what we would like to do. If we can convince India to come and play here against Pakistan once a year or twice a year, it would be fantastic.”