India to resume cricket ties with Pakistan Continuing with the cricket diplomacy which was launched recently in Mohali when India and Pakistani cricket teams met for ICC World Cup semifinal clash, India has decided in principle to resume cricket ties with Pakistan. Sources in the government said that India would most likely send its cricket team first to Pakistan and then Pakistani team could tour India. â€œAs the current season is all full and packed, it is for the BCCI to find a schedule that will suit both the countries. People in both the countries are passionate about cricket, the game is popular and evokes great interest among public, so cricket ties can be resumed,â€ the sources said. International cricket has eluded Pakistan since March 2009 when gunmen attacked Sri Lankan team and six policemen and a van driver were killed. Cricket ties between the two countries were severed in the wake of November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. Asked if resumption of cricket ties with Pakistan would lead to overall improvement in security situation and address Indiaâ€™s concern on encouragement of terror activities from across the border, the sources said that these were things which could not be lost sight of. â€œThere are still terror training camps across the border, infiltration is still on but these things cannot be lost sight of. We will have meetings between Commerce and Defence Secretaries of the two countries, trade ties will also improve in near future and these will produce a positive result. However, intentions have to match with the improvement on the ground,â€ the sources said.