US lauds India, Pakistan for their role in cricket diplomacy

Last Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 00:09

Islamabad: The US on Wednesday lauded the Prime
Ministers of India and Pakistan for their role in cricket
diplomacy, saying such "visionary" measures will lead both
countries to "winning results for all sides".
In a reference to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh`s invitation to his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza
Gilani to watch the cricket World Cup semi-final in Mohali, a
statement issued by the US Embassy congratulated both premiers
"for their leadership of cricket diplomacy between the two
countries".



"We wish both nations continued success in expanding
dialogue, mutual understanding and cooperation. We believe
continued visionary diplomacy of this sort will lead both
countries and the region as a whole to winning results for all
sides," the statement said.



The US embassy also congratulated the cricket teams of
both countries for their performance in the World Cup
semi-final.
"The US Embassy congratulates the Pakistani and Indian
cricket teams for their well-played match today. The skill of
both sides was thrilling and the good sportsmanship was
inspiring to cricket fans all over the world," the statement
said.



The Indian team beat the Pakistani side in the
thrilling match that was watched by millions in both
countries.



PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 00:09

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