Pakistan Cricket Team To Visit India For First Time Since '08
India "looks set to resume bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan" after a gap of several years, with plans for Pakistani cricketers to tour India, according to the BBC. India's cricket board said that "three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches have been planned for December." The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan was in '07-08 when the Pakistani team visited India. Indian government "approval is still needed" for the series to go ahead, but analysts say this is just a formality (BBC, 7/16). The TNN reported that 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. Resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties, which "was severed after the '08 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" (TNN, 7/16).