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Sidhu & Faisal discussed a 3-match series between Islamabad United & Chennai Super Kings.

ISLAMABAD: Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday spoke to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed regarding a cricket series between the winning teams of T20 leagues of both Pakistan and India.

Sidhu, who recently visited Pakistan to attend Prime Minister Imran Khan’s oath-taking, shared his views in a telephonic conversation with Senator Javed.

The two figures discussed a three-match series between Islamabad United and Chennai Super Kings.

Cricket players of Islamabad United celebrate their victory at the end of the Pakistan Super League final match between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United at the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi on March 25, 2018. Photo: AFP / RIZWAN TABASSUM

It was then decided that Sidhu would inform the Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) and Javed would share the series’ proposal with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Chennai Super Kings are crowned champions during the Final of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018. Photo: Ron Gaunt / BCCI

Javed said that a discussion would later be held on dates and venue for the propose series. He said that cricket matches would help bring the two countries closer.

During the conversation, the PTI senator conveyed PM Khan’s message in which he thanked Sidhu. In response, the former Indian cricketer termed the hospitality of Pakistani people ‘priceless.’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu ‘Ambassador of peace’, and said those who are targeting him for visiting Pakistan are doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinet.

“I want to thank Sidhu for coming to Pakistan for my oath taking. He was an ambassador of peace & was given amazing love & affection by ppl of Pakistan. Those in India who targeted him are doing a gt disservice to peace in the subcontinent,” he said in Tweet.

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