Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has admitted that the chance of a bilateral Test series with India would not be possible before 2013.

Chief Operating Officer, Subhan Ahmad said that it appeared with the new ICC Future Tour Program (FTP) to be enforced from April this year, the scheduled Pakistan team's tour to India in March-April in the old FTP is now being shelved.

"It appears as if both boards now have to make a fresh start in the new FTP with India scheduled to tour Pakistan in 2013," he said.

India didn't tour Pakistan in early 2009 in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, while Pakistan's tour to India in March-April this year under the old FTP is cancelled due to various reasons.

Ahmad admitted that it is a case of even-steven between the two boards.

"We were demanding compensation for the cancelled tour of 2009 but now with India not hosting us this year, the situation has evened out between the two boards as both have suffered losses by not hosting these series in the old FTP," Ahmad explained.

"This basically means that we make a fresh start as far as bilateral relations are concerned between the two boards from 2013 when India is due to tour Pakistan under the new FTP," he added.

(Agencies)