No India-Pakistan cricket series next year

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Putting an end to the talks of postponing the 2012 Asia Cup (March 12 to 22) to make way for an India-Pakistan tour, the Asian Cricket Council has confirmed the tournament will go ahead as scheduled earlier.

The decision was taken at the ACC’s meeting in Singapore. The Pakistan Cricket Board was hopeful of a positive step in the Singapore meeting but the unavailability of BCCI president N Srinivasan meant that India and Pakistan won’t be playing each other in a full series next year but they will meet in the Asia Cup.

"Pakistan-India series was not on the agenda at the ACC meeting but we were looking forward to Srinivasan coming across to discuss it," Subhan Ahmed, the PCB chief operating officer, told ESPNcricinfo. "We had an ideal platform here to talk with our India counterpart but he [Srinivasan] didn`t attend the meeting.”

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