Monday 16 July 2012 

India And Pakistan Set For First Series In Five Years

India And Pakistan Set For First Series In Five Years
India And Pakistan Set For First Series In Five Years
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India and Pakistan are set to resume cricketing relations in December when Pakistan travel to India for a short series, the two countries' boards have confirmed.

The two countries have not met in a bilateral series since 2007 due to strained political relations in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.

In a statement, the Indian board (BCCI) confirmed: "The Working Committee of the BCCI met in Delhi earlier today. Several key issues were discussed.

"It was decided to resume cricketing ties with Pakistan by inviting the Pakistan cricket team for a short series in December 2012 - January 2013. The modalities will be worked out shortly."

Subsequent reports suggest that the matches will be played in New Delhi, Mohali and Dharamsala between 23rd December and 10th January.

It comes soon after Pakistan side Sialkot Stallions were invited to participate in the Champions League Twenty20, to be held in South Africa later this year, for the first time.

Well ahead of that, India take on Sri Lanka and after Ranganath Vinay Kumar suffered a hamstring injury, Irfan Pathan has been named as his replacement.

© Cricket World 2012

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