Lahore: Pakistan's legendary cricker Javed Miandad has lauded England team for resuming its India tour despite the Mumbai attacks and expressed his hopes that the India will also follow the footsteps of Kevin Pietersen's team and will tour Pakistan early next year.
''I welcome the England team"s decision return to India despite the deadly attacks in Mumbai. It's a lesson of peace and a defeat for terrorists,'' Miandad was qouted as saying by The Dawn.
''I sincerely hope that foreign teams will also start playing cricket in Pakistan, and it starts with the Indian cricket team's tour to Pakistan next month,'' he added.
The Indian team has scheduled to play three-Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international from January 4-February 19 next year.
However, after the terror attacks in Mumbai the Indian government had put the Pakistan tour on hold.
Pakistan is the only one of the nine test-playing nations which will end 2008 without playing a Test match.
It was scheduled to play three Tests in March, but Australia postponed its tour due to security concerns.