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Oz High Commissioner bats for revival of international cricket in Pak

The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Timothy George, has expressed his desire to see the return of international cricket to Pakistan, but did not give any time frame when the Australian cricket team would visit Pakistan to play a full series.
"I want to see the revival of international cricket in Pakistan but I am not sure when the Australian team would come here to play," the Daily Times quoted George, as saying.
"It is the Australian Government that will be taking the decision on the Australian team's visit to Pakistan but in my personal opinion they should visit here," he added.
He also praised Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf for his efforts to revive international cricket in Pakistan.
"I see a very bright future of Pakistan cricket the way Mr Zaka is endeavoring for the development of the game in the country. Under him, Pakistan cricket will surely flourish. And if he maintains the same zest, I am sure international cricket will be revived in Pakistan," George said.
Pakistan was on the verge of hosting international cricket at the Gaddafi Stadium last month when Bangladesh agreed to play a Twenty20 and a one-day international. But the Bangladesh team's Pakistan tour was postponed after some natives and former players filed a writ petition in the court asserting that it was not safe for the team to tour Pakistan. (ANI)

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