Indo Pak Cricket

  • PCB admits Mumbai attacks still a hurdle in resuming IndoPak cricket September 5, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Friday admitted the inconclusive inquiry into the 2008 Mumbai attacks was a major hurdle in reviving sporting ties between the archrivals. India stalled all bilateral ties in the wake of the attacks on India's commercial hub, which left 166 people dead and were blamed on...
  • Top Pakistan cricketers want bilateral series with India May 28, 2014

    Karachi: Some of Pakistan's top cricketers including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have supported the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India and hoped the issue was discussed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his flying visit to India. Former Pakistan speedster Akhtar pointed out that cricket had always played a...
  • Will discuss IndoPak cricket: Sports Minister Sarabananada Sonowal May 27, 2014

    Sarabananada Sonowal who was sworn in as a Minister of State with Independent Charge on Monday said that he was happy to take charge as the Sport Minister. In an interview to CNNIBN Sonowal said, "We will discuss over cricket between India and Pakistan." ...
  • IndiaPakistan Cricket should be revived: Wasim Akram May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Pace legend Wasim Akram feels it is high time that the bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan are revived as the fans in subcontinent deserve to enjoy the historic rivalry which has produced some exhilarating action on the field. "I have always maintained that sports and politics should...
  • Cricket can bring improvement in Indo-Pak ties: Afridi March 6, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Thursday called for the revival of cricketing ties between India and his country, saying the game can bring improvement in the relations between the two countries. "The way I enjoyed my cricket in India, I never enjoyed anywhere else. We are after all neighbours. The...
  • Cricket can cement Indo-Pak ties: Imran Khan September 19, 2013

    "Don't isolate cricket, make it part of the whole peace initiative," reckons the World Cup-winning former Pakistan captain. ...
  • Should play Pak more, but politics and cricket do mix: Rahul Dravid January 27, 2013

    Rahul Dravid was at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He was speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai bats for cricket without politics January 18, 2013

    Hello and welcome once again to DRS - my very own personal space where we talk matters cricketing. Cricket and politics in the Indo-Pak context has always had an uneasy relationship. There have been prolonged periods when India and Pakistan had not played cricket with each other simply because the...
  • Cricket soft target of Indo-Pak politics: Rajdeep Sardesai January 18, 2013

    In the latest edition of his video blog 'Directly Rajdeep Sardesai', the IBN18 Editor-in-Chief feels cricket shouldn't be politicised. ...
  • Imran on Indo-Pak cricket, Tendulkar, IPL and Dhoni January 10, 2013

    The former Pakistan skipper feels 'IPL is poorer without Pakistan players' and that MS Dhoni still has a lot to offer. ...
  • Inzamam welcomes resumption of Indo-Pak cricket November 7, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has welcomed the resumption of bilateral cricket ties with India and called on the arch-rivals to reciprocate soon. "I am really happy that this positive development has taken place because it is important that Pakistan and India play bilateral series against each other on a...
  • Pakistan urges visas for India series September 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's cricket chief on Friday urged the visiting Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna to ensure fans would get visas so that they can see the first series between the two countries in five years. India have invited Pakistan to play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games in December-January. The...
  • 'Americans like cricket when India, Pakistan play' July 24, 2012

    Washington: Americans don't understand cricket, but they like it, particularly of the diplomatic variety between friend India and ally Pakistan. "We're for cricket. We don't understand it, but we like it," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters amid laughter on Monday when asked to comment on resumption of India-Pakistan cricketing...
  • Zardari writes to PM; hails Indo-Pak cricket ties July 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that he hopes the resumption of Indo-Pak cricketing ties would become a "formidable confidence-building measure" adding to the "positive atmosphere" in bilateral relations. "I am sanguine that cricket matches between our two countries would prove to...
  • PCB's three proposals to resume Indo-Pak ties July 12, 2012

    Karachi: In a bid to resume bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put forward three proposals to their Indian counterparts. The Pakistan Cricket Board has proposed that India can tour Pakistan, play them at a neutral venue or allow PCB to host their home...
  • 'People want Indo-Pak cricket to resume' May 30, 2012

    Karachi: Wasim Akram was upbeat on Tuesday about growing signs that India and Pakistan are to resume cricketing ties, nearly four years after they were suspended following the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf is in India negotiating a revival of matches after watching...
  • Indo-Pak ties should resume: Pak minister February 29, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Monday called for the resumption of cricket ties with arch-rivals India. "Pakistan pushes for cricket ties with every country, especially with India," Khar told reporters while watching the third and final Twenty20 between Pakistan and England here on Monday. "I remember that Prime...