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Afridi requests India to soften stance on bilateral cricket

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has pleaded with the Indian government to “soften” its stance on resumption of bilateral cricket ties between the two countries as he feels it can reduce tensions.

Afridi requests India to soften stance on bilateral cricket
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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi

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“I really hope that we see resumption of bilateral cricket between the two countries and would request the Indian cricket board and the Indian government to soften their stance,” Afridi wrote in a column for the ICC ahead of the Champions Trophy summit clash between India and Pakistan here.

“Having captained Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup semi- final at Mohali, I know the importance of the game and how it brings the two nations to a standstill while underlining the message of peace and tolerance for each other. 

“Cricket can be an actual source of bringing the two nations together and reducing the tensions,” he added.

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