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Shaharyar raises hopes of Indo-Pak series, draws rebuke

PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has again raised hopes of an Indo-Pak bilateral series saying in the aftermath of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit there could be “good news soon”, evoking sharp criticism here for continuing to pursue the issue.

Shaharyar, who has been pushing for a bilateral series with India in the last few months despite not getting positive response from his Indian counterpart, told the media he was hopeful that the Indian PM’s visit would create an environment to have the series and there could some good news soon. But soon after Shaharyar’s comments criticism flowed in for trying to revive a dead issue.

“I don’t understand why he keeps on harping on the same old tune. It is clear the Indians don’t want to play us now and yet it seems we are desperate to play them,” former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said. 
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