Muzaffarabad: Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has stressed on the importance of cricketing ties between Pakistan and India and wants both nations to suppress tensions through resumption of cricket.
Talking to media in Muzaffarabad Saeed Ajmal said that the strained relations between both nations is not a good sign and in order to overcome such a situation both side should resume cricketing ties and bring things back to normal.
Saeed Ajmal’s statement comes at a time when BCCI, yesterday, has refused to face Pakistan in any ICC event and have not played a full fledged series with Pakistan since 2007.
“Keeping in mind that the government has adopted a new strategy to isolate Pakistan and in view of the public sentiment in the country, we request ICC not to put India and Pakistan in the same pool of the multi-nation tournaments,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur said on Friday.
The next multi-nation tournament is the Champions Trophy to be held in the UK about seven months from now. Pakistan and India are scheduled to lock horns on June 4, 2017 in a group match of the Champions Trophy in England, Edgbaston.