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No Decision on India-Pakistan Cricket Series: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

The Pakistan Cricket Board which is eager to settle ties with the BCCI have not agreed terms yet and there has not been any decision taken on the series said the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj.

Sharyar Khan, the Chairman of the PCB proposed a 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20 series in December this year in a joint press statement with Jagmohan Dalmiya the president of the BCCI. When Swaraj was asked about the series being decided, she said that there was no decision taken and that she was not consulted about the matter.

 

The ties between the two nations broke after a terror attack in Mumbai in 2008 and since then barring a 3 ODI, 2 T20 series in India in the December of 2012 and ICC organized events like the Asia Cup and the World Cup, India and Pakistan have never met. Pakistan have had a relief with Zimbabwe touring their nations after terror attacks on the Sri Lankan team in 2009 stopped any international cricket in Pakistan.

Swaraj also explained why they had to call off talk last year. She said that the Pakistani High Commissioner held talks with Kashmir seperatists and that they should not have invited them when the two nations were about to hold dialogue. She added that they did not want any third party involved in the talks

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