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The Melbourne Cricket Club has made inquiries about hosting India and Pakistan’s first Test match in more than 15 years, but admits the situation is “complicated”.

MCC boss Stuart Fox has confirmed approaches have been made to Cricket Australia about luring the famous rivals to end their red-ball stalemate at the MCG.

An Indian fan with his baby celebrates during the ICC T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at the MCG in October.Credit:Chris Hopkins

India and Pakistan’s pulsating Twenty20 World Cup clash at the ground in October, played in front of 90,293 passionate fans, fueled hunger for more games between the countries.

“Three in a row would be lovely at the MCG, you’d fill it every time,” Fox told SEN.

“Wouldn’t it be great if it wasn’t just Australia-centric and Victoria-centric, and that we’re catering for all countries and filling the stadium.

“[However,] it’s complicated.

“Hopefully Cricket Australia keep taking it up with the ICC [International Cricket Council] and keep pushing for it.”

India and Pakistan’s rivalry has been restricted to major tournaments in modern times; they have not played each other in a bilateral series since 2012 due to ongoing political tension between the countries.

The last test match between India and Pakistan was way back in December 2007.


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