Zaheer Abbas wants Pakistan in IPL, urges to revive bilateral cricket

LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) President Zaheer Abbas has said that he would ask the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to consider including Pakistani players in the Indian Premier league (IPL).

The former Pakistan captain known as the Asian Bradman told the journalists in Lahore that if Pakistani players were included in the IPL, “it would raise the importance and status of the league.” Abbas also called for the revival of bilateral cricket ties between Pakistan and India.

Abbas is traveling to India to watch the IPL final in Bangalore on Sunday. “I have accepted the invitation and it is a good opportunity for me to again highlight the importance of resuming bilateral cricket ties although they are obviously subject to government clearances,” he said. He said that if any government hurdles in the way of having a bilateral series exist it should be removed.

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