India, Pakistan should play bilateral cricket: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that India and Pakistan should play bilateral cricket “in the larger interest of the sports and for the good of cricket”, Radio Pakistan reported.

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Qureshi, who attended the World Cup match between the arch-nemeses yesterday, said that there was no immediate chance of cricket with the neighbouring country “as India is shy of talks with Pakistan these days”.

According to Radio Pakistan, Qureshi hoped that India would play against Pakistan and said that it was “vital for the promotion of the game in the region as well as across the globe”.

India, On Sunday, defeated Pakistan for the seventh time in a World Cup, securing a comfortable 89-run victory via the Duckworth-Lewis method.

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