The BCCI announcement came following the Indian home ministry's approval of the tour on 30-10-12. The series is sandwiched between 2 legs of England's tour of India. England play the 2nd and final T20 international in Mumbai on December 22 - the day Pakistan arrive - before heading home for Christmas. The ODI series between England and India starts on January 11, five days after Pakistan wind up their tour.
Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman, welcomed the announcement and said that the series was long due. This is great news for the people of Pakistan and India, Ashraf told the media at the Gaddafi Stadium. You can't just clap with one hand. Both countries need each other and that strengthen the relationship. The series will be a big get through and a revival of our cricketing relationship with India.
|Twendy 20 Series|
|1||Dec-25-12||India vs Pakistan||Bangalore|
|2||Dec-27-12||India vs Pakistan||Ahmedabad|
|1||Dec-30-12||India vs Pakistan||Chennai|
|2||Jan-03-13||India vs Pakistan||Kolkata|
|3||Jan-06-13||India vs Pakistan||Delhi|