PCB hopeful of resuming bilateral ties with India

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan is highly optimistic about the progression of resuming bilateral ties with India in the forthcoming months.

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The cricket ties between these two arch-rivals have been cut-off since 2007.

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On Monday while talking to local media in Lahore, Wasim said relations between the Pakistan and Indian cricket boards have been very good over the last several months.

“Unfortunately bilateral cricket ties between the two countries is governed and influenced by political and diplomatic ties. But we are hopeful that things are moving in the right direction now,”

Wasim said.

“I think we will see ice melt in coming months and progress being made now. It is important for both countries to have regular bilateral cricket ties,” he said.

Recently, India and Pakistan have come close to a relationship when the Indian Tennis Federation confirmed it would be sending its squad to Islamabad for the Davis Cup tie next month which is major boost up between the conflicting nations.

This will be the first time both countries will meet on a tennis court after 13 years.

Wasim said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had also asked its government for clearance to host the Pakistan women’s team in October for the ICC Women’s Cricket Championship matches.

“Another indicator came at the last Asian Cricket Council meeting when India delegates supported giving hosting rights to Pakistan for next year’s Asia Cup T20 event,” he added.

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