By: PTI | London |
Published: November 1, 2018 1:20:12 pm
Farokh Engineer has urged Pakistan’s captain-turned-Prime Minister Imran Khan to restore bilateral Test cricket between India and Pakistan.
Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Farokh Engineer has urged Pakistan’s captain-turned-Prime Minister Imran Khan to use his political clout and restore bilateral Test cricket between the arch-rivals.
Since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan have been frozen amid political tensions and they only play each other in multi-nation events such as the World Cup.
The last time the neighbours met in a five-day international was in Bangalore in 2007.
“Imran Khan, he is the prime minister now. Hopefully India and Pakistan will start a dialogue,” Engineer, a flamboyant player of the 1960s and 70s said during the inaugural Ranji Memorial Public Conversation in London this week.
“They should be playing Test cricket against each other because it will do Pakistan cricket, their economy, a world of good. But you hear about border skirmishes and this and that. They’ve got to have dialogue.”