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England’s cricket grounds are once again interested in hosting Test matches between India and Pakistan

Several cricket grounds, including the famous Lord’s, The Oval, and Edgbaston, have tried to host bilateral Test cricket between India and Pakistan.

Dr. Akhtar Gulfam

LONDON: Several cricket grounds in England, including Lord’s, Oval, and Edgbaston, have expressed interest in hosting bilateral Test cricket between India and Pakistan.
India and Pakistan last played a Test match against each other in 2007–2008, and last played white-ball matches against each other in 2012–2013 when Pakistan toured India for ODI and T20 series. was
The two countries currently only play each other in the Asia Cup and international tournaments, such as the 50-over World Cup, in which India defeated Pakistan on home soil last year.
Due to the political tension between the two countries, the Indian government is currently not sanctioning bilateral matches against Pakistan.
The issue of bilateral cricket between the two countries resurfaced last week when Rohit Sharma, in an interview with the Club Prairie Fire podcast, said it would be ‘best’ for India to play a Test match against Pakistan hosted by a neutral country. will
Several British cricket grounds have shown interest in hosting such a match. Representatives from Lords, County Surrey and Warwickshire, The Oval, and Edgbaston said they were confident they could host. Surrey chief executive Steve Elworthy and Warwickshire chief executive Stuart Kane both said they would support hosting India and Pakistan at their respective grounds.
England has hosted several neutral Tests over the years, including the finals of both the 2021 and 2023 World Test Championships. Lord’s will host the final of the World Test Championship in 2025.



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