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Miandad says resumption of cricketing ties with India, not revenue sharing priority
Wednesday 15 August 2012

Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Director General Javed Miandad has dismissed talks of revenue sharing with India for the upcoming one-day series, and has lauded the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for inviting Pakistan to play.

"What is most important now is that bilateral cricket ties resume between the two countries. Money is not the issue right now," the Daily Times quoted Miandad, as saying.

"Pakistan and India matches are very important for the sport on a whole because whenever these two teams play against each other people remain at home to watch the matches and the impact is felt worldwide," Miandad added.

"The benefits of playing India on regular basis will be felt soon. As it is no international team is touring Pakistan because of security issues and that has caused Pakistan cricket great harm," he further said.

"Right now we are not earning any major profits from playing our home series in the UAE. But what is important now is that we resume playing India and I am sure the money will follow later when India agrees to tour Pakistan," he added.

Miandad said PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf should be applauded for his consistent efforts to convince the BCCI to resume bilateral ties with Pakistan.

"Zaka Ashraf has worked hard in this direction since he took over and deserves credit for finally getting the Indians to resume playing us," he added.

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