The Pakistan Cricket Board, who were more than desperate to host India in December, seem to have received a shot in the arm as a bilateral series could be played comprising three ODIs and three T20 matches in England in June.
The series could well take place after the completion of the 2016 India Premier League, which culminates on 29 May. So, June could be a probable month when these two teams resume their bilateral ties.
"The series could happen in England sometime in June as the IPL is from April 9 to May 29 and both teams will have a window in June," PTI quoted a PCB source as saying.
With England having opened its doors for a "home" series for Pakistan against Australia in 2010, they could do the same for an intriguing India vs Pakistan series as well in June. With England and Wales Cricket Board President Giles Clarke as mediator for the India-Pakistan cricket boards , the chances of series happening in England looks more likely.
"Pakistan also played a "home" series against Australia in England in 2010 when they last toured England for a full series," said the source.
"The England and Wales Cricket Board is also silently supporting such a proposal as its President Giles Clarke has been playing the role of a mediator between the Pakistan and Indian boards," he added.
The PCB have not spoken anything about the possibility of an India vs Pakistan series in England of late as the cricket board have been asked not to speak about it and wait for an announcement from India. India's PM Narendra Modi's recent visit to Lahore seems to have provided a boost for a series in England.
"The PCB has also got feelers from the government to remain quiet on Indo-Pak cricket ties," the source said.
"They have been told that the surprise visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lahore which had led to a thaw in tensions between the two countries could lead to restoration of bilateral cricket ties as well."
"But the PCB has been told not to speak anymore on planned series and wait until some announcement comes from India."