Zaheer Abbas, the former Pakistani batting great was recently elected as the new president of the ICC. Abbas thanked all his supporters and well wishers for being by his side. Like any ardent cricket fan, Abbas too spoke about the revival of the India- Pakistan cricket ties, which have been strained since a long period.

The Indo-Pak cricket ties haven’t been the same post the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. The political scenarios in both the nations have strained and dented their cricket ties as well. Abbas though, looked optimistic and hopeful about the revival of the great rivalry.

“I want to play a role in helping revive Indo-Pak cricket matches because the people of both countries want for matches to take place and having regular bilateral ties is also necessary for the sport’s global image,” Abbas told PTI.

The “Asian Bradman” also spoke about his post, and the way he wanted to improve the game. “Being in a ceremonial post does not mean I can’t do anything. I love this game and in the next one year I want to contribute something to world cricket.”

“I know it is not an easy task because Indo-Pak cricket ties are ruled by political relations between the two countries. But I want to do something in this direction because if we have regular bilateral ties it is good for players and people of both countries. Having India and Pakistan matches is something close to my heart and I will do my best to make it happen,” he said.

Abbas also said that he felt proud when everyone addressed him as “Mr. President”. “I am what I am because of Pakistan and I feel very good about representing Pakistan in the ICC for the next one year.I felt so proud and everyone gave so much respect to me I felt over the moon,” he said.

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