Pak media hints at Indo-Pak ODI in June
Karachi: According to Pakistani media, an Indo-Pak cricket series might be on cards as soon as June this year as a leading news website reported that Team India may visit Pakistan to play a one-day match, ending Pakistan’s drought of international cricket matches since 2009, when the Sri Lankan team was attacked by terrorists outside the Gaddafi Stadium.
Sources also said that the Indian government was in a mixed reaction as some say that “the wounds of Mumbai have not yet healed,” which has led many Congress politicians to advise the Indian Prime Minister against turning the cricket match into a summit meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Meanwhile, India`s foreign secretary Nirupama Rao has said that no decision has been taken on the resumption of cricket ties with Pakistan, ending for the moment speculation that had grown after last month`s World Cup semi-final in Mohali between the two national teams.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who visited Mohali last month to watch the India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal, has earlier said the Boards of the two countries are holding negotiations for renewing cricket ties.