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Minster of External Affairs (India) Sushma Swaraj has crushed claims that India vs Pakistan series in December 2015 is finalised. Earlier in May, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Sharyar Khan visited his Board of Control for Cricket in India counterpart Jagmohan Dalmiya to potentially discuss the possibility of the two great rivals playing each other in UAE. Also Read - China Pakistan Economic Corridor- Part 4- Chinese Mathematics of Debt
It was reported that broadcast rights might prove to be a hurdle PCB has a tie-up with Ten Sports Network for Pakistan’s matches in the subcontinent. However, Shahryar assured that the issue will be sorted. The PCB chief during his visit to India had met Union Minister Arun Jaitley (Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting) as well as BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. Also Read - China Pakistan Economic Corridor: When China Invested in Pakistan, They Did The Math
“It was a successful tour and I met Dalmiya and Jaitley to talk about the revival of Indo-Pak series. Jaitley told me that he feels that the green light will be given. It`s not given yet but will be given in the next two months,” Khan is quoted as saying by AFP.
India have not played Pakistan in a bilateral series due to prevalent political standoffs. The 2008 Mumbai Terror attack finally led to the suspension and since then the two nations have clashed in India in a short series and in ICC events and Asia Cup.
Following the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, no nation has visited Pakistan. Cricket finally returned to the terror affected nation as Zimbabwe agreed to visit Lahore and play two T20I match and three ODIs. In the ongoing series, the home side have clinched the T20I series 2-0 and are on course to perform a whitewash against the minnows; with the final ODI being played on May 31. However, Pakistani fans are eager for India to play a series on their soil.