Pakistan, India Square Off At ICC Hearing Over Botched Cricket Agreement

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The hearing is set to last until October 3.

ICC’s chief executive David Richardson last week urged the two nations to resolve the matter between themselves rather than seeking arbitration.

“It is a matter between India and Pakistan. We would like the resumption of ties between the two nations on a bilateral basis,” said Richardson.

“We will facilitate any settlement decision if we can. Other than that, it is up to the two nations.”

India-Pakistan ties, including sports and cultural contacts, plummeted after the 2008 militant attacks in Mumbai, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistani militant groups.

There has been just one bilateral tour since, when Pakistan visited India to play two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals in December 2012 and January 2013.

Pakistan and India continue to play each other in international events, including last month’s Asia Cup in Dubai.

India won that event while Pakistan failed to reach the final.

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