Asian nations' concern over India's Pak stand

Published: Thursday, February 1, 2001, 0:50 [IST]
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Dubai: Asian countries will jointly request India to restore its cricketing ties with Pakistan at the Asian Cricket Foundation meet in Lahore on February 3, media reports said on Tuesday. However, former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, who will chair the meeting, did not state whether the meet will hold a debate on the issue at the meeting, the 'Gulf News' reported. Dalmiya said the topic did not come up for discussion at the Asian Cricket Development Committee meeting held on January 26 in Kolkata. "The issue was not raised as the meeting was called only to discuss the future development of cricket in Asian countries," he told the daily. The decision to bring all the Asian countries to Pakistan is itself being seen as a move in this direction and the organisation of Asian Test championship will be one of the important issues coming up for discussion at Lahore, the report added.

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