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Zaheer Abbas calls for improved India-Pakistan relations

Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas © Getty Images
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas  is now in the managing committee of PCB © Getty Images

Karachi: Feb 13, 2014

Former Pakistan Test captain and a member of the new managing committee of the cricket board, Zaheer Abbas has called for improving relations with India.

Zaheer said on Geo Super channel that after the approval of the wide-ranging structural and governance changes in the International Cricket Council (ICC), India had now become a powerhouse in world cricket.

“I think we need to improve relations with them as it is important for international cricket to return to Pakistan,” he said.

He said the new managing committee would lay lot of stress on improving relations with all other member nations of the ICC.

“Not having any international cricket in Pakistan for the last four years has been a big setback for us and I think we need to foster better relations with all boards India in particular,” he said.

He said that resumption of bilateral cricket ties with India would be a big boost for Pakistan.

“At our next meeting of the Managing committee we will be discussing the issue of the governance changes in the ICC in detail and will develop a strategy accordingly keeping in mind the long term interest of Pakistan cricket,” Zaheer said.

The former test batsman also felt that with India gaining more influence and power in world cricket it had a greater responsibility to ensure that all member nations of the ICC had no reasons for complaint.

“Bilateral cricket series between the two countries is a big attraction and must for world cricket. I think we should strongly pursue reviving bilateral ties.”

Zaheer also made it clear that in his new assignment as chief cricket consultant of the national team his main task was to help the batsmen and facilitate and advice the coaching staff.

“I have always been ready to transfer my batting experience to anyone who is willing to ask me for advice. Now my job is to use my experience to help our players in the team,” he said.

 

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