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PCB wants Ashes-like series with rivals India

Stating that relations between the two neighbouring nations have improved, PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Thursday said he wants an Ashes-like cricket series with arch-rivals India. ‘We have thought of it.

The idea has been floated with the BCCI if an Ashes like series can be played between India and Pakistan every year or alternate year,’ Ashraf told reporters.

‘The series can be named either after ( Mohammad Ali) Jinnah or (Mahatma) Gandhi.’ He said the level of understanding between both the countries, even at the Prime Minister level, has improved and the two governments are moving in a positive way.

‘Even the trade relations have improved now. India has its own economic interest in this and so has Pakistan. It is mutually beneficial,’ the PCB chief said.

Ashraf said he is working with the BCCI president to develop a very good working relationship and develop a better understanding. ‘Hopefully in future we will move at a dramatically high speed.

Wherever I go people ask me why can't we have more matches with India. Why should fans be deprived of it?’ he questioned.
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