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Short Ind-Pak series in England a possibility, Butt tells PCB

Cricketing ties between India and Pakistan are on the mend and the arch-rivals might play a short, bi-lateral series in England next year, PCB chairman Ejaj Butt has told the Governing Council in Karachi.

cricket Updated: Nov 08, 2009 19:19 IST

Cricketing ties between India and Pakistan are on the mend and the arch-rivals might play a short, bi-lateral series in England next year, PCB chairman Ejaj Butt has told the Governing Council in Karachi.

A member of the council told PTI that Butt had given the members a briefing on his recent visit to India and meeting with Indian board officials at yesterday's meeting.

"Butt told us that he had a very positive discussion with (former BCCI president) Sharad Pawar who told him that if relations kept on improving between the two countries steadily there was a strong possibility that Pakistan and India can play a short series in England next year to revive bilateral ties," the member said.

He said Butt had also indicated that Pakistan might have to play some of its 2011 World Cup matches in India when the draws are announced on Monday.

"Butt briefed us that he was in touch with the government functionaries and had briefed them as well that Pakistan would have to play its World Cup matches in India if required to do so," he said.