Imran Khan After Watching Pak-India Match, Urged for a Series with India
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has urged India to play a positive role in restoring bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan.
Talking to the BBC at Kolkata airport after watching the Pakistan-India ICC World T20 match in Eden Gardens Stadium, Imran said a bilateral cricket series between the two countries was very important.
“A cricket series will be a huge affair, which will benefit the cricket boards of both the countries,” Imran said. He agreed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was financially stable and that in case of a series the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would reap more benefits.
PTI chairman Imran Khan also met Delhi Chief Minister and Arvind Kejriwal at his residence in the Indian capital.
According to reports in the India media, both the leaders discussed corruption and graft issues in the political realm, while the PTI chief also invited Kejriwal to visit Pakistan.
“Met Imran Khan and we shared our experiences in politics. Both challenging status quo in respective countries,” the Kejriwal tweeted.
Met Imran Khan and we shared our experiences in politics. Both challenging status quo in respective countries pic.twitter.com/XsFuT8AYjD— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 20, 2016
Imran, who went to India to watch the Pakistan-India World T20 clash, also on Sunday paid a visit to the shrine of Sufi saints Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro.
Kejriwal was elected as Delhi’s chief minister after his Aam Aadmi Party won 67 out of 70 seats and picked up 54% of the total vote share in February 2015.
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