CPI welcomes cricket diplomacy

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI on Wednesday welcomed the cricket diplomacy and talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the World Cup semi-final match between the two countries at Mohali.

"It is a good initiative which will be a beginning for further talks," CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan, who is in Kerala to campaign for LDF in the April 13 assembly polls, told reporters.

However, he also added "many hurdles have to be crossed to resolve the problems between India and Pakistan."