Friday, November 6, 2009

Ijaz Butt: India and Pakistan Could Play in a Neutral Venue in 2010

You know that there is a deadlock in the cricket ties between India and Pakistan at this moment. However, the situation could improve very soon and cricket fans could see India-Pakistan series again in 2010 at a neutral venue as it was indicated by PCB chairman Ijaz Butt. Upon returning from a eight-day India tour, Mr. Butt told the media that the current deadlock between the two cricket boards could melt down in the near future and indicated that a India vs Pakistan series at a neutral venue could be very possible in 2010. He also added that his talks with the BCCI officials were very positive and the outcome of his visit could result into Pakistani players being allowed to take part in Indian Premier League (IPL) from next year. reported:

"God willing a series between Pakistan and India will be held at a neutral venue next year as my meetings with the Indian cricket officials as well as government officials will bring good results," The News quoted Butt, as saying.

Butt said during his meeting with BCCI officials, he also urged them to let Pakistani cricketers participate in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) next season.

Butt also revealed that ICC had shown interest in organizing an India-Pakistan series in United States in an attempt to promote the game in the country. However, he is not yet sure if USA has enough facility to organize a series of this sort as the country has only one stadium in Florida.


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