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Sania family keeps mum on proposed marriage with Shoaib

india Updated: Mar 29, 2010 22:42 IST

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There was no confirmation or denial Monday from the family of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's family that she is set marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Sania's father Imran Mirza and other family members were not available to comment on reports by a Pakistani television channel that former Pakistani captain would marry Sania.

According to Geo News, Shoaib Malik's mother met the family of Sania, and sought Sania for her son. The channel claimed that Sania's family has accepted the proposal and the two families are all set to conduct the engagement the two.

The channel even claimed that the engagement ceremony was expected to take place next month.

The news of Sania's proposed marriage with Malik came two months after she called off her engagement to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza, citing "incompatibility".

Six months after the engagement took place here amid much fanfare, Sania decided to part ways with Sohrab.

Interestingly, Shoaib Malik was also engaged to a girl from this southern Indian city a few years ago but he later called it off. The family of the girl had even claimed that he had married her but the Pakistani star denied this.

Malik had said in January 2008 that his marriage plans with Ayesha Siddiqui ended because both families could not reach an understanding on certain issues.

However, the girl's family claimed that the marriage had taken place in 2002. Ayesha's father M.A. Siddiqui had even threatened to sue Malik and demanded him to give a formal divorce.

Malik had met Ayesha in Dubai and they decided to marry. The Pakistani cricket team was given a grand reception by Ayesha's parents at their residence here when the team toured India in 2005.