Pakistan to tour India for 5-match series next month

The Indian team will pay a return visit and play five matches in Lahore, Faisalabad, Karachi and Sialkot from April 23, said Bajwa.

updated: March 05, 2013 00:13 IST
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Lahore: Pakistan's hockey team will tour India next month after a nod from New Delhi for the first five-match series between the South Asian rivals in nearly seven years, official said Monday.

The tour is expected to improve sporting relations between both nations following the Pakistan cricket team's India visit in December -- the first series after a gap of five years.

India had suspended all sporting ties with arch-rival Pakistan after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai blamed on Pakistan-based militants, which left 166 people dead.

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