Cricket Diplomacy

  • 'PM held secret talks with Pak army chief' April 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in secret talks with Pakistani army chief Ashfaq Kiyani through an unofficial envoy ahead of the cricket diplomacy at Mohali, according to 'The Times' of London. It said the back channel exercise that had been on for 10 months was aimed at ensuring...
  • Cricket diplomacy seemed to work for India, Pak March 31, 2011

    Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani padded up for cricket diplomacy and it appears to have worked. India's foreign secretary said the informal contact and conversation in the private box and over dinner has generated the Mohali spirit, a positive and encouraging spirit. ...
  • PM holds wide-ranging discussions with Gilani March 30, 2011

    Mohali: Mixing cricket with diplomacy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held wide-ranging discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani when he favoured the need for an "atmosphere free of violence" in order to ensure thorough mobilisation of bilateral ties. At a dinner Singh hosted in honour of Gilani on...
  • Yuvraj peps up the nation with his tweet now! March 30, 2011

    Yuvraj Singh can move the nation not alone by his thunderous batting but also with his tweets! The ace Indian batsman tweeted saying,"Request all people in the stadium to inspire us by the singing the national anthem loudly Jai Hind good night." Yuvraj's tweet before the the crucial India vs Pakistan...
  • Mohali sub plot: Manmohan's cricket diplomacy March 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Mixing cricket and diplomacy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will host his Pakistan counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday over dinner in the Mohali cricket stadium on the margins of the World Cup semi-finals between the two countries. An indication that the Congress party is...