Islamabad, Nov. 1 (ANI): Former Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad is hoping that Pakistan's tour of India in December fosters a new cricketing bond between the two nations.
In an interview with Pakpassion, Mohammad said that it was good to see both India and Pakistan 'resume their cricketing ties', which he believes had come to a halt because of 'politicians'
"I hope this series later in the year is the start of uninterrupted series between the Asian rivals and I thank the BCCI for inviting Pakistan to play cricket, although I do wish that there were at least 2 Test matches in the series which I and most players believe to be the true test of any side," Mohammad told Pakpassion.
"It's nice to see Pakistan and India resume their cricketing ties which really shouldn't have stopped if it hadn't been for the politicians. These are two talented sides that should play on a regular basis," he added.
Generally accepted as a regretful by-product of the lack of international cricket in Pakistan, the at times chaotic scenes witnessed at the venue during the recently played matches in Karachi are also a worry for Mohammad, who feels that a tournament of this stature will require the very best in terms of organization by the PCB.
"The PCB must guarantee the security of the players and venues. The recent games in Karachi were the result of efforts by well meaning individuals, however we saw some "amateurish" aspects of organization, which I don't expect from the PCB. I don't think any of the current players will be interested unless the PCB can demonstrate (via the first edition) it's ability to provide security and honour it's commitment to pay players," he said. (ANI)