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India may host Pakistan for ODI series in December

It is learnt that both Boards are keen on resumption of ties, the start of which could be a one-day series here after the India vs England four-Test series ends on December 17.


Indian captain Dhoni shakes hands with Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez in Dhaka recently. Pic/AFP

The Englishmen will return in the new year for a limited overs series (two T20 internationals and five ODIs). The near one-month gap is looked at as a good platform to host the one-day series against Pakistan.

The last time a bilateral series took place was in 2007 when Pakistan toured India for a three-Test series. Both countries last clashed in one-day cricket here during the 2011 World Cup semi-final at Mohali.

If the series takes place it could be the ideal Christmas gift for Pakistan’s cricket set-up which was denied from hosting World Cup matches last year due to security reasons. Their players were left out of the Indian Premier League too.

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