Pak PM Nawaz Sharif wants PCB to revive cricket ties with India

Nawaz Sharif, patron-in chief of Pakistan Cricket Board, is keen on playing rivals India and has reportedly said that the two teams can play in a neutral venue.

updated: October 16, 2013 16:39 IST
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Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has taken over as patron-in-chief of the country's cricket board, has asked its chairman Najam Sethi to focus on reviving bilateral series with India even if it has to be done at a neutral venue.

"PM Sharif has tasked Najam Sethi to especially focus revival of cricketing ties with India even on a neutral venue," a close aide of Sharif said.

The aide said that Sharif's love for cricket "forced" him to appoint himself patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Earlier, this position was held by the President of Pakistan. (Also read: Shoaib Akhtar wants PCB to stop running after BCCI)

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