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Am I for cricket diplomacy or against cricket diplomacy? How can any sane person be against it in the Mohali context?

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Win-Win Situation

Because of our early printing schedules, I am writing this a day before the “mother of all battles”. So much speculation, punditry, opinion and caution has already been expressed that there is hardly anything new I can add, except, perhaps, make my personal biases clear. Am I for cricket diplomacy or against cricket diplomacy? How can any sane person be against it in the Mohali context? When the two prime ministers meet at the match, I hope between drinking tea and eating pakodas, they are able to have a brief chat (to be continued at the banquet) on non-cricketing matters. Even if they do not, the face-to-face encounter can hardly do any harm. Lowering the temperature is a phrase much bandied about, but it should not be dismissed out of hand. The very dispatch of the invitation and its prompt acceptance has had a calming effect (note the “very positive” home secretaries’ meeting).

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