David Kelso, Cricket Media Scotland
India and Pakistan are being lined up to play each other in Scotland with Glasgow the venue for this high-profile clash - if Asian TV chiefs get their way.
The Scotland team would benefit by being involved in a warm-up game against the Pakistanis in what would be their first appearance in the UK since the murder of coach Bob Woolmer in Jamaica during the World Cup. Both matches are likely to go ahead either Clydesdale's Titwood ground, or New Anniesland - home of Glasgow Accies - early in July.
The proposed India-Pakistan encounter is being promoted by one of Asia's leading broadcast networks, who have staged similar events in Canada which have attracted big crowds of exiles. And over the past two days, technical representatives from the company have been surveying both locations as part of their advanced planning process.
It is believed that the big game will take place on 4 July, with Scotland squaring up to Pakistan two days earlier.
A Scottish insider said yesterday: "The Pakistani authorities are keen to have an extra match because they don't fancy the idea of coming in cold against India in British conditions.
"Arrangements have still to be finalised, but both matches would be held at the same venue because the facilities would be in place."