Melbourne Cricket Club wants to host a Ind vs Pak Match

Melbourne Cricket Club wants to host a Ind vs Pak Match


After successfully organizing the dramatic T20 World Cup 2022, Melbourne Cricket Club is looking towards two arch-rivals of cricket. It is interested in organizing a test match between the two teams. Melbourne Cricket Ground is known all over the world for its beautiful ground and balanced pitch for both bowlers and batsmen.

The Victorian government and the Melbourne Cricket Ground has recently inquired about the possibility of hosting the high-profile Test match between Pakistan and India.

Melbourne Cricket Club CEO Stuart Fox has stated that he intends to host the Test match. He also stated that organizing the T20 World Cup match in October between these two teams was a huge success for the management of the ground. It was attended by over 90,000 spectators.

He told that he has also discussed this with Cricket Australia and the government as well. But yes, I know that it is extremely complicated in the midst of a very busy schedule. Therefore, I believe that to be the most difficult obstacle along with the consent of the two governments as well.

I hope CA will continue to raise the issue with the ICC and also will advocate for it. He was hopeful that it would be a full house match. The crowd will be celebrating the match and atmosphere with more joy as you see some of the stadiums around the world unoccupied. He was hopeful that Cricket Australia will take the suggestion to ICC and to the two teams for the said match.

India and Pakistan last played a match in 2007. After that, the two teams stopped playing bilateral series and confronted each other in one or the other ICC or Asian Cricket Council competitions.

Fox anticipates a full house in the Boxing Day Test between Pakistan and Australia at the MCG in 2023. It is a part of a three-match series in the upcoming World Test Championship cycle. Similar to the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match, the teams are expected to play with zero vacant seats.

Fox stated that the India-Pakistan game was more than a match and has never seen anything like it at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The atmosphere is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. The families, children and everyone else was having a great time. The noise after each ball was incredible and the response to that was even more befitting.

It was also stated by him that the Pakistani community needs to be tapped into next year if we can be more inclusive and ensure that we cater to all cultures. We want them here and having a full house from the start would be fantastic.


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