This week Indian cricket officials announced that Pakistan is invited to a cricket series in India this December. This is the first time in 5 years, which is a positive indication for improved relations between the neighboring countries.
The tour is still pending final approval.
This was the official statement from BCCI officials:
“It was decided to resume cricketing ties with Pakistan by inviting the Pakistan cricket team for a short series in December 2012-January 2013…”
Relations between the two countries were strained after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai conducted by terrorists from Pakistan.
The sources for India’s government said that the respective cricket boards were involved in the event and not necessarily the governments.
The teams have played each other in recent events including the World Cup and Asia Cup, where India won both matches.
This is sure to be an exciting series. We hope this is a sign of more things to come.