Rain-threat on Shoaib Akhtar's mind ahead of India-Pakistan clash

Pakistan vs India

Pakistan vs India

India and Pakistan have not played any bilateral series since January 2013.

"We will host the Sri Lankan team for two Test matches of this inaugural edition of the event in September".

Akhtar tweeted a photo where India skipper Virat Kohli and Pakistan counterpart Sarfaraz Ahmed are swimming their way to the pavilion after toss with the rest of the experts standing on a boat.

Ehsan Mani said the prime objective to make the PSL an independent organisation is to make sure that decisions are being taken timely on professional lines and to make the league a profit earning venture besides making it a quality event, being participated by the world best players. Rain could play spoilsport like it has been in four of the World Cup matches so far. "That is what happened in 99' in England", Yousuf said.

Yousuf, who played 90 Tests and 288 one-day internationals, recalled that the board didn't even give permission to players in one-day series or tournaments to have their families stay with them in those days.

"I remember we were allowed to have our wives and children with us only during Test matches as it made sense as we stayed in one city for at least a week", Yousuf said.

"If it was necessary to appease the players they could have been allowed to have their wives and children at the start of the tournament, not at the business end of the World Cup".

Mani also confirmed that the Pakistan women's team will play matches of the ICC women championship in India this November and the team's participation will help them understand whether bilateral cricket ties between the two arch-rivals could be resumed anytime soon.

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