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.
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).
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.
To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts incl Kashmir: The best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading https://t.co/V2UkXp0WwS
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 21, 2018