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Shoaib laments politics for getting in the way of India-Pakistan series

Shoaib Akhtar (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

Former paceman Shoaib Akhtar feels cricketers in India and Pakistan are being denied a chance to experience the historic cross-border sporting rivalry between the two countries due to politics. India and Pakistan have not played a full bilateral series since 2007 in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. A short series was played in India in 2012 but considering the current hostility in diplomatic ties, resumption of full cricketing ties between the two nations seems highly unlikely anytime soon. “It is terribly sad that cricketers from either side of the border are not often getting to experience…

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