Kapil Dev wants India-Pakistan match for a cause

Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 11:20 [IST]
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'There should be a Indo-Pak match'

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has called for a India-Pakistan match to raise funds for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.

"I would like to see an Indo-Pak match for the purpose of raising funds for the flood victims," Kapil told the News One television channel from New Delhi.

"It's a huge calamity and to help the affected, Pakistan and India should ideally play either in Pakistan or India, but if it is not possible then a neutral venue is also an option for both boards," Kapil said.

The Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) has said that it is in contact with the Indian cricket Board and the International Cricket Council to arrange the funds raising match for flood victims.

Sources in the PCB said that until now the Indian board(BCCI) has not given a final response but the PCB was hopeful of a positive response soon.

"We are also in touch with the ICC to help and support in organizing the Indo-Pak match. The PCB is keen to raise more funds for the flood victims," the source added.

Kapil also said that he would also talk to the BCCI officials soon about the proposed flood relief fund match.

"I would like to see an Indo-Pak match for the purpose (fund raising) in the near future and in this regard I will have a word with the BCCI officials too," said Kapil, who captained India to the 1983 Cricket World Cup triumph.

PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt has said that the PCB is keen to organize the Indo-Pak match either in England or in the United Arab Emirates if it is not possible in either country.


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