LAHORE The Pakistan and Indian cricket boards are likely to resume bilateral ties in a year and the final announcements would be made after further discussions, it was learnt here Monday. Reports received here from across the border says the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt is meeting BCCI and Indian government officials for the revival of cricket ties between the two nations. Sources claim that Butts visit came after the officials in Islamabad gave him green signals to work on the resumption of the series. The officials of the Indian board and Ijaz Butt discussed the possible opening in the resumption of ties and the closest possible time is possible in about eight months time. Butt met President of Board of Control for Cricket Shashank Manohar and its secretary to discuss possibility of resuming cricket ties. Both the teams last played in November 2007. However, since the Mumbai terror attacks on 26/11, India had cancelled its tour to Pakistan and stated that cricket ties will only resume after the Indian government gives green signal. However, the meeting contrary to the expectations, yielded positive results because they want the two teams to play and most possibly the fans around the world would see them on the playing field in the next six to eight months time. A media committee official of the BCCI, Rajiv Shukla, was reported to have said that the BCCI has not ruled out cricketing ties with Pakistan, but they are contemplating playing against their neighbours in late 2010. Ijaz Butt also met BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla and he too was of the same opinion. We explained to the PCB chairman that India has a busy international schedule in the coming few months and there is no space in the calendar to play Pakistan, Shukla said in Mohali. We are playing Australia at the moment and after that we will play Sri Lanka. We will then take on South Africa followed by the Indian Premier League and the World Twenty20, so there is no free space for the Indian team, he added. Shukla further pointed out that officials of the two boards would meet after eights months and discuss the possibility of resuming ties. But he also conditioned the resumption of ties to the relations between the two countries. It depends upon the relations between the two countries. Hopefully, the relations then would be cordial and peaceful and the government will also give us permission. But for now there is no possibility of playing against Pakistan, he said. Both the countries blame each other for the insurgencies in their countries but India stepped a step ahead after the Mumbai terror attack by bringing all its forces on the border to Pakistan and started lobbying to get Pakistan declared a terrorist state when Pakistan itself is the victim of terrorism. Pakistan is struggling to get teams to play them at home following the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March this year. They moved their home Test series to New Zealand late in November and will play two Tests against Australia in England next year.