India-Pak to play 3 one-day, 2 T-20 in December

Monday, July 16, 2012
New Delhi: The cricket boards of India and Pakistan on Monday have agreed to play three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals during the Christmas break.

After five years of no cricket between both the country will play again this December and India will host the series.

Official sources said the series has the government's node.

A short Board of Control for Cricket in India statement said today that the modalities of the series will be worked out shortly."It was decided to resume cricketing ties with Pakistan by inviting the Pakistan cricket team for a short series in December 2012 - January 2013. The modalities will be worked out shortly," BCCI said in its statement.

"The BCCI Working Committee today (Monday) decided to resume the India vs Pakistan cricket ties inviting them in the third week of December to play three ODIs and two T20 matches," said BCCI member Rajiv Shukla.

"ThePakistan Cricket Board has been urging for resumption of cricketing ties. "We played after 1965 war and the 1971 war and even after Kargil, he said.

"People also wanted cricket to be played. Our decision was taken after PCB appealed to us," he added.

Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi will be the venues for the one-dayers while Bangalore and Ahmedabad will host the two T20 matches. The series will be played in December-January.
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