Butt hopeful of resuming cricketing ties with India

Lahore: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ejaz Butt claimed that its Indian counterpart (BCCI) has agreed upon an Indo-Pak charity match in the near future to raise funds for country`s flood victims.

"I had a very good meeting with BCCI president, N Srinivasan, and we discussed the resumption of bilateral cricketing ties and also the possibility of having a charity match for the flood victims," Butt told reporters on his return from Dubai.

The PCB chairman, who was in Dubai to attend ICC Executive Board meeting, added, "During our discussions, the BCCI president was receptive to having a match to raise funds for the flood victims in Pakistan. He said the BCCI would cooperate in this regard with the PCB."

He also revealed that the two Boards discussed upon the existing cricketing ties, and added that things needed to be worked out for the resumption of bilateral series.

"Obviously we are keen to resume playing bilateral cricket matches and the governments have also said this should happen. I discussed this with the BCCI President and he is receptive but some things need to be worked out," the PCB chief said.


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