India invite Pakistan to tour
Two neighbouring countries met in 2011 World Cup semi-final
Last Updated: July 16, 2012 12:37pm
Sachin Tendulkar batting for India during last year's World Cup semi-final against Pakistan
India and Pakistan are set to renew bilateral cricketing ties with a one-day series between the two countries later this year.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday that they have invited Pakistan to play in three 50-over matches in December-January.
The nations have not faced each other in a Test or one-day series since the end of 2007 - bilateral relations were severed following the Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008.
They have, however, played each other four times since then, including a meeting in last year's World Cup semi-final in Mohali that was won by India.
The BCCI announced on Twitter: "BCCI working committee decides to resume cricketing ties with Pakistan, by inviting them for a short series in Dec 2012-Jan 2013."
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf told local television channels that he was still waiting for a formal invitation for the series, but said: "It seems it will surely be held later this year.
"The decision is great and we welcome it. It seems that millions of cricket fans have their wishes fulfilled."