Pakistan ponder India as ‘home’ venue


Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shaharyar Khan has revealed that the PCB are pondering asking India if they could use one of their venues as a 'home' base, at least until cricket teams are fully able to tour Pakistan.

Zimbabwe are visiting Pakistan right now, but they are the first international side in six years to do so, and are surrounded by security levels normally used for a visiting head of state.

Pakistan have been using the UAE as a home base for the past six years, but are looking to get a bit closer to home, with Bangladesh also an option.

Khan told the Hindustan Times newspaper: "We would like to make India our home. India will be more cost-effective."

The biggest obstacle to this is the fact that Pakistan and India's governments have been at war with each other, on and off, since the end of World War Two, and they haven't played a bilateral series since 2008.

So the chance of India's government agreeing are not high, but Khan said: "We will cross that bridge when we come to it."