Pakistan Stars Hope Nawaz Sharif Discussed Bilateral Cricket With Narendra Modi Government

Pakistan stars Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar want Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi governments to revive cricket between the arch sub-continental giants.

updated: May 29, 2014 21:36 IST
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Karachi: Some of Pakistan's top cricketers including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have supported the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India and hoped the issue was discussed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his two-day visit to India. Sharif attended the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on Monday and later had a meeting with him and the President of India.

Former Pakistan speedster Akhtar pointed out that cricket had always played a big role in bringing the people of the two countries closer. "I am happy that our Prime Minister is in India and I hope cricket ties are discussed in these big meetings. Because it is necessary to have bilateral cricket ties between the two countries," Akhtar told PTI.

"It is particularly important for Pakistan as whenever Pakistan and India play against each other these matches bring financial rewards for both boards and the PCB in particular needs a financial boost," he said. (IPL: Pakistani players getting step motherly treatment, says Ajmal)

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