Politics should never be mixed with sports, says ICC President Zaheer Abbas

19 Oct, 2015 3:55 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Condemning the attack on BCCI headquarters in Mumbai by Shiv Sena workers protesting against the proposed Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series, ICC president Zaheer Abbas has on Monday said politics should never be mixed with sports.

Reacting on the issue, Abbas, who is also a former Pakistan cricketer, said: “It’s not a new thing. It’s been happening for long. But being the ICC president, I want cricket to spread all around the world.”

“Politics and cricket are two different things. Pakistan is not asking India to play in Pakistan. Pakistan is asking for a bilateral series to be played at a neutral venue,” he said.

Zaheer Abbas said that the first match of the T20 World Cup will be played between India and Pakistan, adding that how would that match be seen is an important thing.

“Nothing better than India and Pakistan playing each other. The whole world and the people of both India and Pakistan are waiting for the series. The world is hoping that India will give a good news to the cricketing world,” said Abbas.

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