India, Pakistan to play 3 ODIs, 2 T20s in December

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have agreed to play three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals in December this year.

Cricketing ties were suspended after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, though the two countries have played each other in the World Cup, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup.

The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan was in 2007-2008 when the Pakistani team visited India.

“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 modalities will be worked out shortly,” BCCI said in its statement.

New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai are the venues picked for one-dayers while Bangalore and Ahmedabad will host the T20 matches.

England, who will come to India in November to play four Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20s, will go back on December 22 for the Christmas after the Test series and will return for the remaining series on January 3.

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