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Sunday, April 17, 2005

The Cricket Gambit

Headline "Pakistan's Musharraf Arrives in India Today for Talks, Cricket"
Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf makes his first trip to India in four years for talks to improve ties and to watch a sporting encounter between two nations that have fought three wars with each other.


Musharraf, who is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi today, will meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and watch the one- day cricket match tomorrow between the South Asian nations in the Indian capital.
"Cricket diplomacy seems to be working to the extent that it is bringing the leadership of two countries closer,'' said Khalid Mehmud, a research analyst at the Institute of Regional Studies in Islamabad. "The solution of the Kashmir problem is far away but the two countries are moving step by step.''
Well, ping pong worked for the US and China. Of course, despite the "help" of A.E. Brain and From a Singapore Angle (see the comments), how cricket is played is not, uh, clear ... but if it helps smooth troubled waters...

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