MUMBAI, July 16: India will invite Pakistan for a short series later this year to resume bilateral cricket ties with its neighbour, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday.
Bilateral cricket between the nuclear-armed neighbours were snapped after the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed. India blame Pakistan-based militants.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars in the past 65 years, and the already fragile relations were further strained since the 26/11 carnage.
The last series between the two sides was Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007 although Pakistan travelled to India to play the 50-over World Cup semi-final in Mohali last year.
“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 BCCI said in a statement following a working committee meeting in New Delhi.