The newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Ehsan Mani has said that the newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan is very very keen to resume bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan.

“It’s still early days. My intention is to make Asian cricket stronger again, as it used to be. I don’t want to go into any detail at this stage but obviously, cricket between Pakistan and India is important to world cricket. So, that is one thing we will have to sit down, consider and address. Fortunately, we have a Prime Minister who is very, very keen on that,” Mani told the Indian Express as per a report.

Note: India & Pakistan has not played any bilateral cricket since last 5 years. The last series took place in 2012-13 when Pakistan cricket team toured India.

So far the Indian government has refused to give permission for a bilateral series until neighboring Pakistan stops cross-border terror.

Moreover, for the security issues, the Asia Cup 2018 in September has been shifted to UAE that was supposed to take place in India.

However, the two teams have continued to play against each other in ICC events.

Mani was appointed as the chief after the former PCB Chairman Najam Sethi resigned from his post earlier this week.

Pakistan launched the Pakistan Super League (PSL) under Sethi’s tenure but spot-fixing affected the second edition. He did his best to revive cricket in Pakistan. However, the relationship was never found to be fruitful between Sethi and PM Imran Khan.

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