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Melbourne expresses interest in hosting India-Pakistan test series | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: It’s been quite a while since arch-rivals India and Pakistan went head to head in the Tests. The two countries have not played in the longest format of the game since 2007 with bilaterals baseball the middle of the floating hamlet. But Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is considering the possibility of hosting a Test match between the two countries.
The last time India and Pakistan played in a bilateral limited series was in 2013 (2 T20I and 3 ODI). Since then, they have met in ICC events and Asian Cup matches on neutral venues.
India and Pakistan last met at the T20 World Cup in October this year at Melbourne Cricket Soil. More than 90,000 fans flocked to the stadium to watch the thrilling clash.
MCC CEO Stuart Fox said the atmosphere at that game suggested there would be no problem filling the venue for the Test series between the two teams.
“The atmosphere of that match, I never felt like it,” Fox told SEN radio. “The noise after each ball is phenomenal. Three (Tests) in a row will be so much fun at the MCG, you’ll fill it up every time.
“We’ve discussed that with Cricket Australia (CA); I know the (Victoria) government has also (talked to CA). It’s extremely complicated from what I can understand, given the context. the schedule scene is really hectic. So I think that could be the bigger challenge.”
Fox said he hopes Cricket Australia will continue to push the proposal with the International Cricket Council, the sport’s global governing body.
“When you see some stadiums around the world that are empty, I think it’s much better to have a full house and that atmosphere and celebrate the game with full houses,” Fox said. said more.

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