The Home Ministry on Tuesday said it has cleared the Pakistan cricket team’s India visit later this year after detailed discussions with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials on issues related to security and visas for fans who will be visiting for the limited-overs series.
“We have discussed all security aspects… the tour is on,” BCCI senior official and Union Minister Rajiv Shukla told journalists here after the Indian cricketing body’s delegation met Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh to discuss modalities of the India-Pakistan series. The limited-overs series is likely to begin on December 2012 and continue till January 2013. The two teams will play three one-day internationals and two Twenty-20 international matches. The ODI matches are likely to be played in Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi.