NEW DELHI  - Former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi welcomed the proposed series and said that it was a step in the right direction.

"It will be interesting Pakistan is playing their home series in India. It will mean a lot in the two nations. And the amount of interest and the goodwill it will generate will be huge. Lots of positives will come out of it and it is a step in the right direction," Bedi said.

"I am not interested much in a Pakistan team being invited in the Champions League Twenty20. I am more interested in the two countries playing against each other," he added. Bedi felt that the Indian cricketers could be a tiring lot against Pakistan as they were also to play against Australia and England before the Indo-Pak series.

"India-Pakistan matches are much more intense than Australia playing England. My only apprehension is that the Indian boys may be a bit taxing.”

 England and Australia are coming and to take out another series, though short, against arch-rivals Pakistan could be taxing on the Indian players," said the spin great.a