Indian External Affairs Minister Shushma Swaraj, who announced commencement of "Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue" between Pakistan and India to discuss all outstanding issues, remained silent regarding the proposed cricket series between the two countries. The two sides were expected to announce the much anticipated cricket series between the two countries but Sushma Swaraj and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz remained silent on the series when they were asked during a joint news conference held after their talks on the sidelines of the fifth Minister Conference of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process. They simply skipped the question during the presser when asked whether they also decided the fate of the cricket series, which was scheduled to be started on 15th of this month in Sri Lanka. However, after the presser, Business Recorder asked the Adviser if they had also discussed the cricket series during his talks with Indian counterpart, he stated it was not discussed. "It is a matter that could be discussed latter, what we discussed and agreed upon, have been mentioned in the joint statement," he added.