| Kolkata |
Updated: August 21, 2018 18:37:27 pm
NEW ELECTING Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is "very, very enthusiastic" about the resumption of bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan, according to Ehsan Mani, the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
"It is still early days, my intention is to make Asian cricket stronger again, as it used to be, I do not want to go into detail here, but it is clear that cricket between Pakistan and India is important for the cricket world. So that's one thing we'll have to discuss, discuss, and tackle, and luckily we have a prime minister who is really looking forward to it, "Mani told The Indian Express Monday.
India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket since 2012-13, when Pakistan traveled through India for a short limited-overs series. The Indian government has refused to authorize a bilateral series until "Pakistan stops cross-border terrorism". The upcoming Asian Cup in September had to be moved from India due to Pakistan's participation in the tournament. The UAE now hosts the Asia Cup.
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India and Pakistan have played each other during ICC events. Pakistan came to India for the ICC World T20 in 2016.
Imran, the World Cup-winning Pakistani captain, has been an advocate for the cricket of the ties between the two countries. During his visit to India in 2015, Imran, as chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Back then, the official Twitter handle of the PTI quoted him as follows: "When I told Modi that India and Pak had to play cricket, he smiled, I can not decipher that further."
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Khan was also quoted in the media as saying: "We do not want to be enemies forever." You need to think about the future. "There are mutual cricketers in both countries." As Wasim Akram is worshiped and loved in India, Sachin Tendulkar is a hero. in Pakistan. "
On Monday, while Mani was appointed as a PCB chef, Khan posted on Twitter: "I have appointed Ehsan Mani as Chairman PCB, bringing tremendous and valuable experience to his work, representing PCB in the ICC and being treasurer for three years. ICC and then led the ICC for another 3 years. "The announcement followed Najam Sethi's resignation.
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