The Telegraph
Thursday , May 1 , 2014
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Imran calls for improved sporting ties

Karachi: Imran Khan has called for improved sporting and political relations between India and Pakistan and believes the two neighbouring countries could co-exist peacefully and in co-operation.

“My view has always been that cricket relations between the two countries are very important to foster better relations among the people at least,” Imran said.

The former Pakistan captain, who now heads his Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, which rules in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province and is a major opposition party now at the national level, said India and Pakistan could gain a lot from each other if they co-existed peacefully.

”We can gain a lot, but lose by having bitter relations,” the legend said in an interview to a news channel.

Imran, speaking on cricket issues, pinpointed Pakistani left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan as a match-winner for the national side. “There is a lot of general talent in the Pakistan team. But if you ask me, we have one talent that no other team has and that is the pacer, Irfan,” Imran said about the 7-feet tall bowler. (PTI)