Later than having hosted the 2nd half of the 2021 Indian Premier League season (IPL) and the ICC T20 World Cup, the Dubai Cricket Council has spoken its desire to host India-Pakistan bilateral series and more IPL matches in UAE. India and Pakistan have not played a two-sided cricket series since 2013 due to anxious political relations among the neighbouring countries.
India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since 2013 owing to political tensions among the neighbours. This year was the 3rd time the IPL bandwagon has travelled to the UAEin 2014, it was due to the general elections in India and in 2020, it was since of the high Covid cases. The T20 World Cup 2021 is here finally, later than pandemic-induced postponement that had it tag on the back end of IPL.
Whenever India plays Pakistan in a cricket match, it draws huge attention and that was obvious as the viewership numbers hit an all-time high when the arch-rivals met lately in Dubai in the T20 World Cup 2021. The Chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council Abdul Rahman Falaknaz did not shy absent from contribution to host more IPL matches in the future.