Zaheer Abbas hails restoration of cricket ties with India as 'positive step' for relations

Islamabad, Sept 20: Former Pakistan Test skipper Zaheer Abbas has welcomed restoration of bilateral cricketing ties with archrivals India as a very positive step and said that it was a good omen for the nation's cricket players.

According to The Daily Times, Abbas expressed that he has always maintained that Pakistan-India cricket relations and ties can lead to improved relations at people to people and government levels.

The former batting great, who has held key positions in Pakistan cricket, said he was happy to see Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif taking steps to encourage regular cricketing and sporting ties between the two nations, according to the report.

He said that at the moment the Indian team was better than that of Pakistan and there was no doubt about it, adding that if the nation plays against India regularly, it will benefit the players.

The former cricketer said that he loved playing against India but got to play only a few Test series against them in his career, adding that he enjoyed good relations with some of the Indian players.

--ANI (Posted on 20-09-2013)

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