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Cricket may revive after upcoming Pak-India diplomatic talk, says Sheharyar Khan

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LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Sheharyar Khan is very hopeful about the revival of cricket between Pakistan and India after a long gap of seven years after the upcoming diplomatic talks between the two arch rivals.

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Pakistani delegation led by Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz is scheduled to meet with Indian counterpart on August 23-24 in New Delhi.

Pakistan is waiting for the green signal from New Delhi for a proposed series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting in December 2015, the first series between the two since 2007.

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Currently the series is in doubt after a terrorist attack in Gurdaspur in India last month which India blamed on Pakistan and the recent cross border shelling by the two countries.

But even then PCB Chief, Sheharyar Khan is very hopeful about the series saying that the diplomatic talks will definitely help in this regard.

“Sartaj Aziz is going and I had a meeting with him on Monday,” Khan told reporters. “If his visit brings down the political temperature then I think the chances of Indo-Pak cricket series will increase”.

India and Pakistan signed a MOU last year under which they were due to play six series in 2015-1023, conditional to the Indian government’s clearance.

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