India v Pakistan, 2012-13India to Host Pakistan for ODI Series16-Jul-2012 10:08:00 GMT
New Delhi: India-Pakistan bilateral cricket ties are set to resume with Pakistan reported to tour India for a three-match one-day series in December 2012.
The series, whose confirmation is subject to the Indian government's approval, is likely to be held over the Christmas period, between the Test and one-day legs of England's tour of India. It will be the first bilateral series between the two sides since Pakistan's tour of India in 2007.
The report comes after the Pakistan Board put forward three proposals to their Indian counterparts in a bid to resume bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan.
The Pakistan Cricket Board proposed that either India can tour Pakistan or play them in a neutral venue. The third proposal is PCB hosting their home series in India.
If approved by the two governments, the series would comprise three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games between 22 December to 11 January, BCCI said.
The ODI matches will be played in Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi and the Twenty20 games in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, BCCI spokesman Rajiv Shukla told reporters in New Delhi.
Resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties, which was severed after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, received a shot in the arm after the foreign secretaries of both the countries expressed their willingness to have more sporting contacts between the two nations.