Thankfully Indian Tour is Still On
December 1, 2008 | General
In the wake of Mumbai terror attacks, the Indian tour to Pakistan was thought to be scrapped, but now as the semblance of sanity seems to be prevailing across the border, it is hoped that the things will improve in this regard, and the common people across the borders who are the real victim of the terrorism won’t get deprived of their game.
This week’s shocking terrorist attacks in Mumbai and India’s decision to point the finger of blame at Pakistan has raised tensions between the two neighbours, who are both passionate about their cricket. Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan, coach of ICL Pakistani — a team that consisted of several Pakistani Test cricketers — and his teammates like Mohammad Sami, Imran Farhat, Imran Nazir have also encouraged India to tour Pakistan.
The Pakistani board has also conveyed to Indians that they will provide every possible security and they should try to go with the tour. Pakistan’s leading cricketers especially the ones who defected to the breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL) are confident that cricket will certainly bring back Pakistan and India closer like it did in the past.
The good news is that the officials of Indian board have responded in very positive tone and they have said that there is no change in the plan so far and the Indian team will visit Pakistan. Pakistan should go play along and this should be the chink to capitalize upon to ease the tension between two countries.