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Indian board seeks govt permission for cricket series with Pakistan: sources

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket board has sought the government permission to play cricket series against Pakistan in Dubai, Indian media reports said.

According to media reports, BCCI in a letter to the Home Ministry has sought permission to play Pakistan to complete their obligations under the Future Tours & Programme (FTP) agreement which was inked in 2014.

The Indian board is willing to play a series in Dubai, which is the home venue of the Pakistan cricket team.

The board is looking at a September or November window to play Pakistan. The BCCI had reserved September for the Champions League T20 but the tournament has been discontinued. According to a report the BCCI wants a short series in November in Dubai before the Indian team’s cricket tour of South Africa.

According to a source the board has sought permission but don’t know what the government stands for.


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