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Cricket Diplomacy: Indian Team to Tour Pakistan

Despite their many differences, Indians and Pakistanis share a passion for cricket. Now the sport has become central to peace negotiations between the rival nuclear powers. This month, an Indian team is to begin its first full tour of Pakistan in 15 years. While diplomats hope cricket will help to mend relations, fans are only concerned with which side will win. Philip Reeves reports.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.

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