Indo-Pak cricket series announcement likely soon, claim Indian Media

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(Web Desk) – The fate of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series may soon be known as India s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz may make an announcement, according to CNN-IBN sources.

“India-Pak cricket series announcement to be made jointly by Sartaj Aziz and India’s foreign minister today”, claimed Indian media.

Swaraj will reach Islamabad to attend the Heart of Asia regional conference, the latest sign of warming ties between the nuclear neighbors.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it was awaiting the Indian government s approval of a shortened limited-over series – three one-day and two Twenty20 internationals to be held in Sri Lanka – which it agreed with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last month.

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We have been informally told that Swaraj will talk on cricket and decide the fate of the series, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media.

The recent meeting between the two prime ministers and security advisers in Bangkok has hinted the situation between Pakistan and India will improve, he said.

Making arrangements for the series – which could run from December 15 to January 3 would be “challenging” at such short notice, Khan said, “but we will do it once we get clearance from the Indian government.

2015-12-08

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