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Indian cricket board agrees to play with Pakistan

Mumbai: The Indian cricket board has agreed to play series with Pakistan and has written a letter to its government seeking permission for bilateral series with Pakistan.

Indian media reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the Home Ministry seeking approval to play Pakistan at the neutral venue of Dubai later this year to complete their obligations under the Future Tours & Programme (FTP) agreement which was inked in 2014.

BCCI also proposed short series in 2016 but failed to get government clearance due to tension between two neighbouring states.

The cricket board has proposed a series consisting of three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s between teams of two countries in November this year. If allowed, the series could be played in Dubai before the Indian tour of South Africa.

If the Indian government accepts the proposal, the series will be the first bilateral series between India and Pakistan since 2012.

If New Delhi accepts the proposal, it will be the first bilateral series between India and Pakistan since 2012. Although both countries have faced each other at multi national tournaments.

The game has been affected badly due to the political tensions between two states and following terror attacks on Indian soil.

 

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