India and Pakistan have not played bilateral matches for almost 10 years due to political tensions between the two countries.

Australia is open to hosting Asian arch-rivals Pakistan and India in a bilateral series to revive a contest world cricket wants to see, according to CA head Nick Hockley.

Pakistan and India only play in ICC tournaments and Asia Cup due to political tension between the two countries.

They last played bilateral games when Pakistan competed in the white-ball series in India at the end of 2012.

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja had proposed an annual four-nation T20I series involving Pakistan, India, Australia, and England.

Hockley is also open to hosting the two neighboring countries in a tri-series. “I like the tri-series contest. It has worked well in the past,” he told reporters in Rawalpindi.

“We would be very open to hosting bilateral series as well.”

“Many Indians and Pakistanis live in Australia, and they would love to see the contest. If we can be of any help, we would love to do that.”

Pakistan and India will take on each other at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later this year.

The tickets for the October 23 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground have already been sold.

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