Government cancels Indo-Pak hockey series

India suspended bi-lateral sports with Pakistan after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

updated: March 15, 2013 13:08 IST
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New Delhi: The diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan has spilled over to the sporting arena again as the Indian government has refused permission for a home-and-away bilateral hockey series between the two countries, on security grounds.

A top source in Hockey India on Friday said that they have received a communication from the Ministry of External Affairs asking it to call off the bilateral series.

"The bilateral series between India and Pakistan has been cancelled as the Ministry of Exeternal Affairs did not give us permission. The MEA had sent a fax to us yesterday (Thursday), asking us not to host Pakistan or travel to the country for the series," said the source.

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