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No politics, just cricket

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not going to Pakistan to watch the ongoing Indo-Pak cricket series.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 01:12 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not going to Pakistan to watch the ongoing Indo-Pak cricket series.

“There are no plans for the PM to visit Pakistan for any of the cricket matches,” said External Affairs Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna.

Sources in the PMO also said that there is no “cricket-specific”' or fresh invitation from Islamabad, other than the one that President Pervez Musharraf had extended to Singh in New York in September 2004. The PM had accepted the invitation in principle but no date or time was put to it.

The clarification from official quarters came in the backdrop of reports quoting Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Tasneed Aslam as saying that Singh has accepted the invitation to watch a match.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 01:12 IST