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India, Pakistan Must Resume Cricket Ties, Says Miandad

Former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad, wants the resumption of bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan as soon as possible, which he believes was important to boost world cricket. “I feel sad that Pakistan
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PTI June 15, 2010 9:10 IST
Former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad, wants the resumption of bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan as soon as possible, which he believes was important to boost world cricket.

“I feel sad that Pakistan cricket is facing a situation where teams don't want to come to our country because of security issues. Worse bilateral cricket ties with India are again frozen,” The Daily Times quoted Miandad, as saying.

“We need to play more often against each other it keeps the sport alive in both countries and boosts world cricket,” he added.

Miandad, who recently celebrated his 53rd birthday, said that the most memorable moments in his entire career were the matches he played against India.

The former Pakistan middle-order batsman recalled that both 1976-77 and 2004 series against India in Pakistan were most cherished by him.

“In both cases India toured Pakistan after a gap of many years and the huge interest in the series was out of this world,” said Miandad, who played 124 Tests for Pakistan.

Miandad, however, expressed the hope that things would be sorted out soon and the arch rivals would again be seen battling it out on the cricket field.

“There is so much passion for the sport in Pakistan that at times it is tragic that we are facing a situation where we can't play international cricket on our own grounds. But the cricket world is supporting us and hopefully things will normalise soon,” he said.

“Cricket in the subcontinent has a great cricket heritage and I find it hard to believe that right now they are also no bilateral cricket ties between Pakistan and India,” Miandad added.
 

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