Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid to Play Exhibition Match in Pakistan?

Desperate to bring international cricket back to Pakistan, the country's cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan wants an India XI to visit the nation. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid could play goodwill ambassadors.

updated: October 14, 2014 11:17 IST
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File photo of Sachin Tendulkar with Pakistan's Shahid Afridi (R).(Photo credit: Lord's Ground@HomeOfCricket)

Desperate to revive cricket in Pakistan, the country's cricket Board is counting on every possible help from neighbours India. On Monday, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan said that legendary Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid may also come for an exhibition match.

With no international cricket in the country since the terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009, Pakistan's cricket facilities have been stagnating. International Cricket Council refuses to endorse international cricket in the strife-torn nation. Pakistan have been playing their 'home' series in the UAE. (Also read: Pakistan cricket in turmoil, Misbah's captaincy under fire)

Khan, a former diplomat, though has been busy visiting countries in the subcontinent in a bid to convince his counterparts to send teams to Pakistan. He also met former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi recently.

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