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India, Pakistan To Resume Bilateral Ties

India playing Pakistan at the ICC WT20
India and Pakistan are set to resume regular bilateral ties
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India and Pakistan are set to resume bilateral ties and play six series between 2015 and 2023 after their respective boards signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Pakistan are set to host the first of the six tours in December 2015 with a final venue to be confirmed.

"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have agreed six bilateral tours between the two countries during the period 2015-23," a joint statement read.

"The two boards have signed an MoU detailing the tours with the first tour scheduled for Dec. 2015 to be hosted by PCB at a venue, to be mutually agreed."

Reacting to the news BCCI's Sanjay Patel said: "We recognise that there is no other contest in world cricket as exciting as an India-Pakistan series.

"Sports fans of both the countries eagerly look forward to these tours as this promises to be one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world."

His PCB counterpart Mr. Najam Sethi said: "We are delighted to announce the revival of Pakistan-India series, which we wish to hold on a regular basis.

"I am happy that PCB has been able to execute an MoU with BCCI for these bilateral tours. We will be announcing the schedule and other arrangements with regard to these tours at the earliest.

"I am confident that the cricket fans of Pakistan will look forward to these exciting contests."

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