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    India and Pakistan may play one-dayers in England

    English cricket officials are considering a plan to stage three limited overs internationals between India and Pakistan after the county season ends in September.

    A spokeswoman for the English Cricket Board (ECB) said Pakistan had agreed in principle but India had still to make a decision.

    The ECB hope to generate the sort of interest among Asian supporters in the country that was a feature of last year's World Cup in England.

    The matches would be at established one-day international venues following the end of the county programme on September 17.

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director of operations Yawar Saeed confirmed in Lahore that the board had accepted an ECB invitation for the matches.

    "On our way back from Toronto (for the Sahara Cup limited overs series against India), we have agreed to a stopover in England for a week to play three one-day internationals," Saeed said.

    He said Pakistan intended to honour its commitment to play in Toronto, although India backed out of the tournament last September because of increased political tension between the countries.

    Saeed also said England would make a tour of Pakistan later this year, their first visit since a controversial one in 1987-88. Three tests and three one-day internationals are on the itinerary starting on October 18.