India-Pakistan hockey series 2013 scrapped

India scrapped the upcoming India-Pakistan Hockey series 2013 as the Indian govt has refused permission for a home-and-away bilateral hockey series between the two countries on security grounds. "The bilateral series between India and Pakistan has been cancelled as the Ministry of External Affairs did not give us permission. The MEA had sent a fax to us yesterday, asking us not to host Pakistan or travel to the country for the series," the source said on Friday.
The Pakistan's hockey team was scheduled to tour India next month for five Test matches, which would have revived the bilateral hockey ties between the two traditional rivals in nearly seven years. Pakistan was expected to play matches in the cities of Ranchi, Lucknow, Delhi, Mohali and Jalandhar between 5th to 15th April.