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PM cautions against too much hype on Pak tour
ANI
2/23/2004

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Lucknow: Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on Sunday cautioned against too much hype as Indian cricket team undertakes the first visit to Pakistan in 14 years. "The Indian cricket team is going to Pakistan for playing matches and not fighting a war," Vajpayee told reporters as he arrived in Lucknow. The Indian cricket team would begin its month-long tour to Pakistan on March 10. The teams would play three tests and five one-dayers. The government banned all bilateral cricket against Pakistan three years ago due to political tensions. But last week it confirmed that its team would go to Pakistan next month in one of the most concrete signs that the neighbours were getting closer after almost going to war in 2002.

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