Asia Cup 2018: India, Pakistan Must Play to Save Cricket - Rameez Raja
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Asia Cup 2018: India, Pakistan Must Play to Save Cricket – Rameez Raja

Rameez Raja
Rameez Raja. (Photo Credit: Geo Tv)

Without an iota of doubt, one can easily say the games between India and Pakistan always offered something special in the cricketing world as Asia Cup 2018 emerged as the fresh platform in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It gives the fans of either nation a pure joy as they would love to cherish the victory. Unfortunately, that wasn’t happening often as the escalating political tensions ruined it. Meanwhile, Rameez Raja calls for more games between the arch-rivals.

The former Pakistan cricketer feels it is important for the Pakistan and Indian cricket boards to join together and push for a bilateral series. Rameez thinks that it should happen as quickly as possible.

India vs Pakistan matches bring people together – Rameez Raja

The former board member of Pakistan maintained the sports are the only medium which helps the people to unite. He recollected a memory when both the fans of both teams used to watch together and ate together during breaks.

India, Pakistan,Rameez Raja
India-Pakistan fans (Credits – Getty Images)

Rameez added it is the way to work down. The good bond between the teams in sports will lead to a good idea for the audience to gel well which subsequently helps the things come better for both the nations.

“Saving cricket is the most important reason why India and Pakistan must play cricket (together),” said Pakistan’s former captain Raja in a candid interview for Gulf News.

 

“People-to-people contact is so important…and I take you to the 2004 series when I was working for the cricket board. And it was the best experience. You ask the fans of India and Pakistan — they sat together, ate together. That is the way to go,” he added.

Faheem Ashraf, Virat Kohli, India, Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018
India will take on Sarfraz Ahmed-led side on September 19. ( Photo Credit: AP)

India to play Men in Green on September 19:

Meanwhile, the fans of both the nations gear up for marquee clash between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018. Ramiz Raja believes the Indo-Pak game means a lot.

They will be locking horns on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Men in Green have got the psychological advantage of winning the Champions Trophy 2017 final and also the absence of Virat Kohli for India.

If everything falls in place for both the teams, one can see them clashing for more than twice in the tournament. It would be interesting to see how the things would pan out for both the teams.

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