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A bilateral series of India vs Pakistan 2021 could be a reality if things work out as per plan. The two teams have not really been playing regular cricket in recent times. That could change now, with the upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup to be held in India. The year could end with a bang and things already look really bright for the cricket fans. They will want to experience this series, which has always been the focal point of cricketing attention.

With that being said, there could be more of the same coming up in the coming days. India vs Pakistan 2021 could be another memorable series to be remembered between the two sides.

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What Is The Latest Update On The India Vs Pakistan 2021 Series That Is Being Planned?

The fans know that when these two teams face each other, it is always really intense. Not just on the pitch between the players but amongst the fans, the media and more. The matches between the two sides have always bragged of full houses. However, with the pandemic, no one can predict exactly what might happen.

The last time these two sides met in the ICC World Cup 2019, all records of viewership were broken by the match. The match generated 273 million unique TV viewers at that point in time. Another 50 million digital-only viewers also tuned into the game. It was a great overall experience for the fans who had never witnessed anything like this before.

Pakistan Newspaper Jang confirmed this news. It stated that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is ready to play a T20 series against India.

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What A PCB Official Was Quoted As Saying By The Daily Jang?

A recent update was given on this matter to the Daily Jang by a PCB official (as per them), “We have been told to be prepared.” 

Despite that, there was no official word on this matter from the PCB. The PCB chairman Ehsan Mani denied everything when he was asked for an update on this story. Things are not looking certain at present. Despite that, it seems that the idea could be doing the rounds still.

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However, politics also plays a key role in this fixture. Keeping that in mind, it will take a lot of efforts to set this match up. It will not be an easy thing to do. There could be some issues regarding the visas of the players. This was also an issue with regards to the T20 World Cup later this year. For this purpose, the ICC had asked the BCCI for assurances.

They wanted the governing body of Indian cricket to confirm that the visas would be given to the Pakistani players. If not, the venue for the upcoming major tournament would be changed. With that being said, India vs Pakistan 2021 looks tough for now. However, anything is possible if the two boards, the players and the fans want to make it happen. Let’s wait and watch. The biggest question on everyone’s mind could be the venue. Will it be played in Sharjah like the good old days, all over again!?