31 Mar 2010

Malik-Murzia wedding bridges bitter national rivalry

6:26 am on 31 March 2010

The Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Malik and India's top female tennis player Sania Mirza are planning to marry in the coming month in a wedding that will cross a bitter sporting and political divide.

The sporting marriage, seemingly unprecedented in the perennial rivalry between the nuclear-armed South Asian rivals, comes two months after Mirza broke off her engagement to a childhood friend.

The 23 year old starlet and 28 year old Malik are both Muslim, and they plan to live in Dubai.