India-Pakistan cricket matches from December: Pakistan envoy

Mar 18, 2015, 08:23 IST | IANS

Kolkata: India and Pakistan are set to resume bilateral cricketing ties in December this year, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said here yesterday.

"Pakistan and Indian cricket teams, would be playing a bilateral series in December this year. We are working very hard on that, it will be happening after a long gap," Basit said during an event here.

The announcement comes seven days after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan March 10 met newly elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur as part of efforts to resume cricket matches between the two countries.

Basit said the venue country could either be India or the UAE. The two neighbours, whose relations have often turned bitter, played their previous bilateral series in December-January 2012-13 when Pakistan toured India.

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