Recently, the UAE has hosted many high-profile tournaments. It recently hosted the second halves of the PSL 2021 and the IPL 2021, as well as the entire ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Now, Dubai Cricket Council has expressed interest in hosting the bilateral series between India and Pakistan.
ICC events are the only occasions when the two nations face off. As a result of the political tensions between the two countries, they do not play each other in international series.
Chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council Abdul Rahman Falaknaz has spoken out on the possibility of the nations playing more cricket against one another after the talks started making the rounds. The UAE is the best neutral venue for games between India and Pakistan, according to him.
“The best thing would be to get India-Pakistan matches here. When Sharjah used to host India and Pakistan all those years ago, it was like a war. But it was a good war, it was a sporting war and it was fantastic.
“I remember [Bollywood actor] Raj Kapoor came once with his family. During the awards night, he took the mic and said, ‘How wonderful it is to have these India-Pakistan battles in Sharjah. Cricket brings people together, cricket has brought us together, and let us remain this way. So this is what we would like to do. If we can convince India to come and play here against Pakistan once a year or twice a year, it would be fantastic,” said Falaknaz.