I request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear India-Pakistan cricket series: Wasim Akram

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October 1, 2015

Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for resumption of Indo-Pak cricket on Thursday.

Wasim Akram said the fans are disappointed and the cricket rivalry must resume as soon as possible. (Source: Express File)

He said the fans are disappointed and the cricket rivalry must resume as soon as possible.

October 1, 2015

Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for resumption of Indo-Pak cricket on Thursday.

Wasim Akram said the fans are disappointed and the cricket rivalry must resume as soon as possible. (Source: Express File)

He said the fans are disappointed and the cricket rivalry must resume as soon as possible.

"I request Prime Minister Modi to clear the tour. I heard that he told his cabinet that he doesn't have any problems in playing sports with Pakistan so cricket should flourish," he told AFP.

He added: "What I have noticed is that PM Modi is striving to make India a superpower and they are cricketing superpower so they have a duty to look around the world and cooperate in others' progress so I am sure he will okay the series."

Akram said he has been to India on several occasions and feel the citizens of the country too want cricket to resume.

"Even now when I tour India as a commentator people meet me with great affection and they ask me why we are not playing cricket," he said.

Both the countries haven't played each other in a bilateral series since 2007. However, India hosted Pakistan in 2012 for three ODIs.

An India-Pakistan series in December looked on the cards but the recent skirmishes on the border have put the series in doubts.

PCB is awaiting clearance from the government as far as the series in December is concerned.


Courtesy: Indian Express