New Delhi: Pakistan will open their first limited-overs series in India for five years with a Twenty20 international in Bangalore on December 25, the Indian cricket board announced on Thursday.
The tourists will play one more T20 match in Ahmedabad on December 27 before a three-match one-day series starts in Chennai on December 30, the Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.
Kolkata and Delhi will be the venue for the other one-day internationals, the Indian board said after securing government clearance to host Pakistan.
The rivals have not played a series since Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007, after cricket ties were broken following the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai by militants from Pakistan.
The countries — where cricket is hugely popular — have fought three wars since independence in 1947.
The Indian and Pakistani cricket teams have met only in international tournaments since 2007.
They clashed in the 50-over World Cup semi-final in the northern Indian town of Mohali last year, a match that was attended by both countries’ prime ministers.
India and Pakistan also played during the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in March. Both matches were won by India.
Dec 22: Arrival in Bangalore
Dec 25: First T20 international in Bangalore
Dec 27: Second T20 international in Ahmedabad
Dec 30: First ODI in Chennai
Jan 3: Second ODI in Kolkata
Jan 6: Third ODI in Delhi