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Mohammad Amir backs DCC’s offer to host Pakistan-India bilateral series


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Former Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir on Thursday said that it be great if bilateral series between arch-rivals, Pakistan and India, will take in the near future. He also backed the chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council Abdul Rehman Falaknaz’s offer to host the series in the UAE.

The two countries last faced each other in a bilateral series hosted by India in 2013. Since then, they have only played in the ICC events, with the last being the ICC T20 World Cup where Pakistan registered the historic win by 10 wickets.

However, Amir added that until the governments of the two countries will not sit and discuss their problems, there will be no hope for the bilateral series to take place any time soon.

“Until the governments from the two countries do not sit down to discuss their problems, till then the third parties cannot do anything. It also depends on the cricket boards of both the nations and what their thought process is. If all parties agree, and if there is a bilateral series between India and Pakistan in Dubai, it will be great for the sport,”

Amir, who took retirement from international cricket, was also asked about his possible comeback. He said that he is currently focusing on the T10 League and other tournaments.

“I was in contact with Wasim Khan. There is new management and chairman at PCB. I have not spoken to any of them. You have to keep your self-respect and if I say I will come out of retirement and the board has no plans for me to return, then it would not be fair. “So, at this point, I am focused on T10 and other cricket leagues.”

“Our team went to World Cup after New Zealand series and England series were cancelled. Coaches came in contracts of one-two month. There was a change in management. Performing in this environment is a big achievement. “Even India, who were playing Indian Premier League in UAE, were not able to qualify for the semifinal stages,” Amir said.

“Those who troll have no cricket sense. Every player has dropped catches in their career, and Hasan is a good fielder. Also, we did not lose the match because of the dropped catch. You cannot troll this team, you can only give them credit for how well they played,” he added.

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