NEW DELHI ( Web Desk) – India has shown willingness to host the Pakistan-India series which is scheduled to be played later this year in UAE, local media reported on Tuesday.

A statement released from Secretary Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) said that the cricket series between India and Pakistan can be played in India.

Anurang Thakur, Secretary BCCI, said that it would be more benificial to play the series in India rather than UAE where Pakistan has been hosting home series since the 2009 attack on Sri Lankan cricket team.

“It is impossible to play the series in Pakistan while we need permission from government to play at a neutral venue,” he further added while ruling out possibility of playing the series in Pakistan.

R.K Singh, a member of ruling party, said in Lok Sabha that India should not play cricket series with Pakistan.

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan on his visit to India announced a cricket series between the two rival nations to be played in UAE this December.