Sharif thanks Mugabe for sending cricket team
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has thanked President Robert Mugabe for sending Zimbabwean cricket team to Pakistan and help revive international cricket in the country after six years, officials said on Thursday.
“The government and people of Pakistan are grateful to you for your leadership, vision and solidarity with Pakistan and Pakistani cricket for helping make this entertaining cricket contest a reality,” Sharif wrote in a letter to Mugabe.
Sharif talked about the successful tour and the enthusiasm displayed by cricket fans in Pakistan.
“I am sure you have been informed about the tremendous enthusiasm of the Pakistani fans who packed the stadium on all the matches, waving not just Pakistani flags but also those of Zimbabwe,” he wrote in the letter dispatched on Wednesday from Prime Minister House. Sharif said the successful tour would pave <g data-gr-id="15">way</g> for other teams to play cricket in Pakistan. “The successful series has now paved way for Pakistan to host other teams and to be reintegrated into the mainstream of international cricket,” he said.