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The last Indo-Pak hockey Test series, with three matches in each country, was held in early 2006. -Photo by AP

Pakistan’s hockey team is set to follow the country’s cricket squad on a tour to India in March next year, signalling the resumption of a bilateral series between the subcontinent giants since 2006.

The second leg of the series is expected to be hosted by Pakistan in May, Hockey India Secretary General, Narinder Batra, told PTI.

“If everything goes as per plan Pakistan will tour India at the end of March next year for five Test matches. Then India will visit Pakistan in May for another five Tests,” Batra said.

The details of both the series would be sorted out in a joint meeting between Hockey India secretary general and Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary General Asif Bajwa in Lahore on January 29.

“On the invitation of PHF I am going to Pakistan for a two-day trip on January 29. During the meeting we will discuss the modalities of the resumption of bilateral hockey ties between the two nations,” Batra added.

Batra and Bajwa are expected to sign an agreement on the resumption of bilateral series during the meeting.

The last Indo-Pak hockey Test series, with three matches in each country, was held in early 2006. Pakistan had won three matches, India had clinched one while two were drawn.


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