Indo-Pak cricket ties to resume soon, says Ashraf

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Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 13:16 [IST]
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Indo-Pak T20 likely in December: Ashraf

Islamabad, Jun 6: PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has assured people who are keen on restoration of cricket ties between India and Pakistan, saying that good news will come soon.

"I think it is the desire of the people of countries that Indo-Pak matches should be restored soon," Ashraf, who recently undertook a week long visit of India, said.

Cricket fans would be more than pleased if they are offered a bilateral series between India and Pakistan, as former players are also keen on resuming cricket ties soon.

The last time we had a bilateral series between the two countries in 2008 and cricketing ties with Pakistan froze since then due to Mumbai terror attacks.

Ashraf, who was invited by BCCI to watch the final of IPL 5, has announced that both the countries would soon be resuming cricketing ties.

According to sources, Pakistan are keen on playing two T20 matches, one in India and one in Pakistan at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore in the last week of December 2012, while a source has said that India has agreed to play a T20 International in India in the month of December.

PCB chairman further added saying that he was expecting a confirmation of dates for the T20 International in December when he met the BCCI officials on the sidelines of the ICC meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

Sources suggest that BCCI in order to assist the neighbouring country financially has agreed to forgo the broadcasting rights for the one-off T20 as both BCCI and PCB are still working on the possibilities and would soon come up with a proposal.


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