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Akram insists PM Modi to clear India-Pak series

Karachi, Oct.1 : Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear the proposed series between India and Pakistan, adding that calling off the series will be a great loss for the cricketing world.

The Express Tribune quoted Akram, as saying he was sure that Modi will give the green signal for the series, and added that as a cricketing superpower, it is the BCCI’s duty to look around the world and cooperate in others’ progress.

Akram also described the series between India and Pakistan as the ultimate contest, adding that its intensity outmatches every other cricketing rivalry.

The 49-year-old further hoped that cricketing ties between the two nations should go on uninterrupted.

According to the MoU signed between PCB and BCCI, both countries are scheduled to play six series in the 2015-2023 Future Tours Programme, but all were subject to clearance from New Delhi.

As per schedule, India have to play Test series against Pakistan in December at United Arab Emirates.

India have not played a full bilateral Test series with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. (ANI)