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Zardari hails cricket ties resumption
Thursday 19 July 2012

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing hope that the resumption of cricketing ties after five years will be a confidence building measure.   Zardari on Wednesday sent the letter to Manmohan Singh welcoming resumption of cricket relations, reported Dawn.


The BCCI on Monday invited PCB to play three One-dayers and two Twenty20 Internationals in December-January, a move that would see the arch-rivals clashing in a bilateral series after a five-year gap


The resumption of cricket matches would add to positive atmosphere witnessed by the two countries, said Zardari.


The letter said: “You would recall that in my recent visit to India, we discussed resumption of cricket ties between Pakistan and India. I am glad to learn that the cricket boards of Pakistan and India have agreed to resume cricket matches after a gap of five years."


“I am sanguine that cricket matches between our two countries would prove to be a formidable confidence building measure and a way forward towards encouraging people-to-people contacts," the letter added.


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