Pakistan ready to tour India for cricket revival



Karachi: Pakistan's interim cricket chief Najam Sethi yesterday reiterated his stance to revive ties with arch-rivals India, saying his team was ready to go across the border.  Pakistan toured India for a short limited overs series at the turn of this year (December-January) but that could not revive the ties, regarded as better than the Ashes played between Australia and England.

Being the financial hub and one of the most sought-after teams, India have a busy cricket schedule — a fact which do not allow them to play a long series with arch-rivals.

Sethi said Pakistan were more than willing to tour India. "If they are not coming to Pakistan, we are willing to tour them," Sethi told reporters on the sidelines of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka One-day International here.  "India owe us two home series as per the Future Tour Programme and India-Pakistan series is the most sought after, millions of people are waiting for it."

Sethi, who took over in July this year, hoped things will shape up after general elections in India in May next year.

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