LAHORE – The Pakistan cricket team will leave for India today from Lahore to take part in a one-day and T20 series. A day before the teams departure, the PCB Chairman PCB Ch. Zaka Ashraf met the played at the National Cricket Academy and brief them about the discipline and behaviour they should be adopting in India
He said: It’s a landmark occasion that you are departing for a five-match tour of India that heralds the revival of bilateral cricket between the two nations after about five years.” Chairman PCB spoke on the importance of the tour, laying stress on coping with pressure and keeping up the performances while being great ambassadors of the country. Meanwhile reports coming from across the border said that the Pakistan team that will leave Lahore will arrive in Delhi between 3 pm to 3.15 pm and would board the chartered flight to Bangalore after two hours halt at the capital.
The Pakistan cricket team will be in India on Saturday night to play the first bilateral series against India in five years. The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) sources told PTI that the team will arrive in the city between 9 pm to 9.15 pm via New Delhi in a chartered flight. KSCA sources said that the Pakistan team will leave Lahore around 2.15 pm and arrive in Delhi between 3 pm to 3.15 pm and would board the chartered flight to Bangalore after two hours halt at the capital.
The limited overs series between India and Pakistan will kick off with the first Twenty20 International to be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on December 25. Pakistan will play their second T20 match against India at Ahmedabad on December 27 before heading to Chennai for the first of the three-match ODI series, starting December 30. The second ODI of the series will be played at Kolkata on January 3, while Delhi host the third and final one-dayer on January 6.
The last time the two neighbouring countries met in a bilateral series was way back in 2007 when Pakistan toured India. The cricketing ties between the two nations were snapped after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
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