The possibility of a cricket series between Pakistan and India has yet again sprung up.

According to Indian media reports, BCCI has written to its Home Office, seeking permission for the series to be held in UAE later this year.

The request by Indian board has been made under Future Tours & Programme (FTP) signed in 2014. BCCI wants to fulfill its obligations of playing a series with Pakistan.

If Indian Home Ministry and Foreign Office give the permission then it will be the first bilateral series between the arch rivals since 2012.

India and Pakistan have faced each other in multinational tournaments since then. They will play next in the Champions Trophy in June.

According to International Circket Council’s FTP, Pakistan was supposed to host India back in 2014 but due to aggressive protest by Shiv Sena, the talks between PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan and BCCI President Shahanak Manohar were derailed.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan said BCCI has not contacted with him yet about the recent development. “ICC cut India's points after they refused to play the series between the women's teams” said Shahryar Khan.

“India wants to play us because of ICC’s fear,” he added. The chairman further said that if Indian government gives the permission then PCB will seek the same from Pakistan government.