Misbah hoping for Indo-Pak cricket series after hosting Bangladesh

Lahore, Apr 17(ANI):
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed hope that his team would get to play against India in a bilateral series soon.

Misbah said he was happy to hear about the series being played in Pakistan.

"One of the most difficult things for me or the rest of the Pakistan team players has been to play away from home all the time in the last three years. It was disappointing not to get a chance to play in front of our people and on our own grounds," The Nation quoted Misbah, as saying.

His statement came after the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced that their team would play an ODI and a Twenty20 match in Lahore on April 29 and 30.

This would be the first visit by an ICC Test-playing nation to Pakistan since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009.

Misbah said he was hopeful that the efforts of the PCB and its chairman Zaka Ashraf would revive international cricket in the country.

"We need to have regular bilateral cricket series because nowadays when we play after a long gap there is lot of tension associated with our matches and there is extra pressure on the players. If we play regularly against each other I think it will be better for people of both countries," Misbah said.

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