Zaheer Abbas urges Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan

Zaheer Abbas is also the ambassador of the Pakistan Veterans cricket touring party to Colombo

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Oct 6, 2011

Former Pakistan skipper Zaheer Abbas has urged that Sri Lanka must start sending their teams to play in Pakistan. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket match since March 2009, when terrorists attacked the touring Sri Lankan team.

Speaking during the dinner-reception in the honour of the visiting Pakistan Panthers Veterans cricket squad in Colombo, Abbas said, “The need of the hour is sending of teams to play in Pakistan. We desire Sri Lanka to play cricket in Pakistan.”

“As a neighbors and friends in cricket its our humble request to let other Sri Lankan cricket teams to play against Pakistan if there are reservations about sending the national team,” Abbas added.

Abbas is also the ambassador of the Pakistan Veterans cricket touring party, The Frontline Post said.

Abbas thanked the Sri Lankan authorities for their hospitality and said it made him feel the island as his second home.