The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew CMG, hosted an Iftar dinner for the Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team and Pakistan Cricket Board. The team is bound to leave for England soon for a 4 match test series, 5 ODIs and a solitary T20 international match in July and August. The Pakistan women’s team is already in England and are currently preparing for their series against the English women.
On this auspicious occasion the High Commissioner passed on a message from the British Prime Minister David Cameron written especially for the dinner in which the PM expressed his desire that one day an English side will also tour Pakistan. Pakistan have been suffering from lack of international cricket after the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009. He also sent his best wishes for the month of Ramadan and hoped that both Pakistan’s men and women’s team enjoy their stay in England.
“A UK tour by Pakistan’s cricket teams is always an exciting prospect and I am sure we can expect some exceptional cricket this summer. But this trip also provides an opportunity to pause to reflect on, and celebrate, the wider historical, cultural and community links that exist between our two great cricketing nations.
“As you break your fast together on the eve of your departure to the UK, please accept my very best wishes for the Holy month of Ramadan. I hope that both the men and women’s teams have a fantastic stay in Britain. And I hope that one day in the not too distant future I will be able to wish the England cricket team a successful tour of Pakistan.” said David Cameron.