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Cricket Authorities of India and Pakistan set to meet on Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to discuss Future of holding Bilateral Series

The politicial tensions between the two countries have also affected cricket with the Indian women's team

An Indian cricket fan is joined by others as he waves the Indian flag outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the venue of first Twenty20 cricket match between India and Pakistan, in Bangalore, India, December 25, 2012. VOA

Karachi, November 27, 2016: Cricket authorities of India and Pakistan are set to meet on December 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for discussions on the future of holding bilateral series in the backdrop of the sterile relations between the two neighbours.

According to a report in the Express Tribune on Sunday, the Indian authorities have already suggested different options, including the option of a triangular series, but Pakistan have not shown any interest.

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A Pakistan cricket fan, Mohammad Bashir, center, of Chicago, holds a paper which reads 'Please I need one ticket India Pakistan match' as he stands in front of the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India, December 24, 2012. VOA
A Pakistan cricket fan, Mohammad Bashir, center, of Chicago, holds a paper which reads ‘Please I need one ticket India Pakistan match’ as he stands in front of the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India, December 24, 2012. VOA

A meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is scheduled in Colombo next month which will be held under the stewardship of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan. PCB officials Najam Sethi and Subhan Ahmed are also expected to attend the meeting, as per the report.

PCB has reportedly decided to take up with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur the issue of bilateral matches. In case they do not receive a positive response there, legal options will be considered, the report said.

According to some reports, Najam Sethi previously held a detailed discussion with Thakur when he visited South Africa to participate in an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting due to unavailability of Shaharyar Khan.

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Pakistan has earlier raised its doubts on how India could participate in such an event while it was not eager to participate in ICC events, with Indian authorities taking different stances in ICC meetings and before the media. It was concluded then that a further discussion on the matter will be held in Colombo.

Thakur has reportedly told Sethi that although the Indian government was not in favour of bilateral cricket series with Pakistan, the possibility of a triangular series could be considered.

The politicial tensions between the two countries have also affected cricket with the Indian women’s team not playing against Pakistan in the Women’s Championship recently.

India’s refusal to play Pakistan cost them six penalty points. ICC came to the decision following consideration of written submissions from both the PCB and BCCI.

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PCB has reportedly decided to take legal action to seek compensation from BCCI after ICC ruled in its favour on the issue.

BCCI has lodged a protest with the ICC for making a judgement that isn’t in its interest.

Relations between the two neighbouring countries have deteriorated markedly in recent months. (IANS)

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

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However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?