Ashraf stated that he could not wait to see the two arch-rivals in action against each other
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has announced that the board are willing to pay all the expenses for future series against arch-rivals India in order to continue improving bilateral ties.
Ashraf believes that it is time for India and Pakistan to put their differences aside and treat the fans from both nations to an epic series in December.
The Daily Times quoted Ashraf as saying: “We can even pay the rent for using the facilities and have more matches against India and other nations. An India versus Pakistan series has a lot of economic relevance. The kind of passionate cricket fans that are there in two countries, the viewership always doubles when they are pitted against each other.”
Pakistan will head to India in late December for a limited overs series, and Ashraf stated that he would be glad to see more series between the arch-rivals take place in the near future.
Ashraf also extended his gratitude towards India’s Minister of External Affairs, Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna, for allowing many Pakistan fans to enter the country and watch the matches.
“The two governments have been working in tandem after the announcement of series and one is covering all areas minutely. Mr Krishna has been very helpful after we requested him about our fans being permitted to come in big numbers to watch series in India,” Ashraf added.