We Need To Create A Cricketing Bond Says Ramiz Raja On Meeting With Sourav Ganguly And Jay Shah
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has, after meeting with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah, said that a cricketing bond needs to be created between the two countries.
He added that lots of work will be needed in reinvigorating cricket between Pakistan and India. Raja had met Ganguly and Shah on the sidelines of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Executive Board meeting on Friday in Dubai.
"I met with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah on the sidelines of the ACC meetings. We need to create a cricketing bond, while I have also believed that politics should stay away from sport as much as possible and this has always been our stance. A lot of work needs to be done to revitalise Pakistan-India cricket but there needs to be some comfort level between the two boards and then we can see how far we can go. So overall, we had a good discussion," said Raja in a statement issued by PCB on Monday.
Raja informed that the 2023 Asia Cup in Pakistan will be a 50-over competition. "The ACC has agreed and approved that the 2023 event in Pakistan will be a 50-over competition and will be held in September. This aligns very nicely with the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be held in October and November. We are looking forward to hosting this tournament in Pakistan and I am confident it will be a well-organised event because this is what the fans want."
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