Games & Sports

Pak India should join hands to save cricket in the region

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director Games and Development Amir Sohail said that Pakistan and Indian should support each other for restoration of cricket activities in the region. In his interview with a private TV here, he said that earlier situation in Pakistan was not satisfactory but now situation in India is worsening which badly affect the whole region. But even then the Indian government should send its cricket team to Pakistan in January 2009 in order to make the terrorists realize that players could not be horrified by terrorist activities.

After having a long discussion with his predecessor Modassor Nazar, he said that new plan would be soon approved from PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt. The purpose of cricket academies is to get better results by applying new techniques in cricket game; therefore, despite facing financial crisis PCB would not halt the grants of the academies, he added.

In this regard Vice President of Indian Cricket Board Rajiv Shukla denied the rumor regarding cancellation of Indian team for touring to Pakistan next year in January in the wake of Mumbai terrorists attack. Talking to a private TV channel, he said that Dhoni eleven would leave for Pakistan as per schedule after getting a security clearance.

On the other hand Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Operating Officer Salim Altaf also denied the news regarding cancellation of Indian tour to Pakistan. India has to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match with Pakistan.-SANA

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