BCCI president Roger Binny was effusive in his praise of the warm and friendly treatment received in Pakistan during their short visit while vice-president Rajeev Shukla asserted that cricket could be the bridge between the two countries that share a tense diplomatic relationship.
Binny and Shukla returned to India via the the Attari-Wagah border on Wednesday after watching an Asia Cup match on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s invitation.
“We had a very good meeting in Pakistan. We received very good hospitality. They took care of us very well. The main agenda was to watch cricket and to sit and discuss things with them. Overall, it was a very good trip,” Binny said. “Pakistan treated us very well, they went out of their way to make us comfortable.”
The two countries compete against each other only in ICC or ACC events as bilateral cricket ties have been suspended.
The Indian cricket team last travelled to Pakistan in 2008 for the Asia Cup. The last bilateral series in Pakistan was in 2006.