Pehla to air Indo-Pak series in Middle East

MUMBAI: India and Pakistan are meeting on home ground after 15 long years of cricketing on neutral venues and Arab Digital Distribution, along with ARY Digital Network and E-Vision, is airing the series live on Pehla Network in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

The series comprising 5 one day internationals (ODI) and 3 test matches would be played at different venues in Pakistan. Prior to this series, India and Pakistan have played cricket only in neutral venues like Sharjah and Canada and in tournaments like the World Cup.

The schedule for the one dayers and test matches is as below:

Date    Match

13 March    1st ODI- Karachi

16 March    2nd ODI - Rawalpindi

19 March    3rd ODI- Peshawar

21 March    4th ODI- Lahore

24 March    5th ODI- Lahore

28 March to 1 April    1st Test Match - Multan

5 April to 9 April    2nd Test Match - Lahore

13 April to 17 April    3rd Test Match - Rawalpindi

ARY Digital Network president and CEO Salman Iqbal was quoted in a company statement saying, "Our coverage is a sort of homage and tribute to all those fans who have waited all these years for this very clash of the titans. Our commitment to making this series a success is total. This is part of our exclusive deal with Pakistan Cricket Board worth $42 million. This is the third series following the Pakistan versus Bangladesh and Pakistan versus South Africa series. "

In India, the series will be telecast live by ten Sports.

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