On Tuesday, it was reported that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recently floated a proposal to be the neutral hosts for a potential blockbuster Test series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012-13 and a Test series back in 2007. However, since the 2008 Mumbai Terror attacks and then the Pulwama attack on Indian soldiers, the relationship between the two nations has gone from bad to worse and no more one-on-one cricket is possible as the Indian government has refused to allow it.
Over the past few years, India and Pakistan only played each other in Asia Cups and CC tournaments like the ODI World Cup, the T20 World Cup, and the Champions Trophy.
As per ESPNCricinfo, ECB's Deputy Chairman, Martin Darlow floated this idea to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairperson Ramiz Raja during his visit to Pakistan during England's ongoing T20I series against them.
Ever since this proposal was announced the fans have started to cherish the idea of India taking on Pakistan in the test matches again. Though the BCCI and PCB both have reportedly refused to indulge in such a proposal.
The latest to make fun of the proposal was Iceland Cricket, who had a hilarious take on this proposal and they gave a counter proposal taking a dig at the English weather conditions.
"We hear @ECB_cricket have offered to host a Test series between India and Pakistan. We officially announce to @ICC that we are also offering to do the same & can provide near 24-hour daylight in June and July, as well as better Tweets covering the matches. Sniper security too," Iceland cricket tweeted.
The Iceland Cricket is known for their rather witty captions on their Twitter account, and they further took another savage post:
“This is the Volcanic Ashes trophy for when Pakistan play India in a 3 Test series here. It's currently given to the winners of our indoor club tournament, but we can create a new mickey mouse event & trophy for them. Filled with ash from our eruptions & set in a basaltic base,” Iceland cricket wrote.