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The tour commences with the opening Twenty20 game at Bangalore on December 25. -Photo by AFP

NEW DELHI: The second game of a two-match Twenty20 series between India and Pakistan has been postponed by a day and will now be staged at Ahmedabad on Dec. 28.

According to Cricinfo, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to reschedule the game, as December 27 is the death anniversary of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007.

The BCCI announced the move Saturday. The rest of the itinerary for Pakistan's tour, which also features three one-day internationals, remains unchanged.

The tour commences with the opening Twenty20 game at Bangalore on Dec. 25. The three one-dayers will be held in Chennai on Dec. 30, Kolkata on Jan. 3 and New Delhi on Jan. 6.

This will be the first bilateral series between the two neighbors since Pakistan's tour of India in November 2007.

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Sheikh Saeed
December 15, 2012 10:50 am
Ridiculous move. Best thing would have been to stage a minute silence at the start of the match on Dec27 as scheduled. That announcement on the ground would have made public aware of this event and everyone would have appreciated the team's public show of love for their lost leader.
December 15, 2012 10:39 am
Dont understand why pak govt is begging india to play cricket. what ever pak does .India always treat pak as Enemy no 1.
December 17, 2012 5:59 am
But look from this angle; who are the spectators and who is pocketing money from tickets sold.... India or Pakistan?
Ahmed Pasha
December 15, 2012 7:51 pm
Pakistan is not doing a favour for India by playing cricket.
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