PM Modi gives clearance for Indo Pak cricket series to be announced by Sushma Swaraj in Islamabad

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NEW DLEHI: Sushma Swaraj and Sartaj Aziz are likely to make an announcement regarding the series in a joint statement. The series, agreed between the two boards in a memorandum of understanding signed last year, ran into trouble amid strained relations over cross-border shelling in disputed Kashmir. That informal meeting was followed by "cordial" talks between the Indian and Pakistani national security advisers in Bangkok, giving Khan fresh hope the series could yet take place. "The recent meeting between the two prime ministers and security advisers` meeting in Bangkok has hinted the situation between Pakistan and India will improve," he said. Making arrangements for the series -- which could run from December 17-January 3 -- would be "challenging" at such short notice, Khan said, "but we will do it once we get clearance from the Indian government."(Zee News)

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