Pakistan set to resume India rivalry
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The Pakistan Cricket Board have confirmed they have contacted their Indian counterparts with the aim of resuming cricketing relations.
India suspended sporting ties with Pakistan in 2008 following the Mumbai terror attacks and the two teams have only met three times since when drawn together in ICC tournaments.
The last of those was the World Cup semi-final last month, a match played in great spirit and - perhaps crucially - attended by the Prime Ministers of both countries.
Subhan Ahmed, chief operating officer of the PCB, has since confirmed India v Pakistan could be a regular fixture again in the near future.
He said: "There has been contact with the BCCI with regards to restarting bilateral contests. We sent them an email and they replied but as they are busy with the IPL currently, talks will begin after the IPL is over.
"Both sides are very busy with FTP [Future Tours Programme] requirements in the near future so finding a window will be the first thing. Then we'll talk about the matches themselves and what kind they will be, a three match ODI series or whatever. Finally we will discuss the venue for the series."