India-Pakistan cricket gathers hope as Tharoor backs proposal!

Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today said that if Prime Minister Narendra Modi could attend a wedding in Lahore then there should not be any issue if both the countries play cricket together.

He further stressed on the need for more people-to-people contacts between India and Pakistan and said: “I do believe India and Pakistan should play cricket because we unfortunately will not go very far through diplomatic contacts with them.”

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Tharoor was speaking at an interactive session at the Times Lit Fest along with some other prominent personalities like senior journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Nalin Mehta and former Indian cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi.

He stated: “The real problem with India and Pakistan has little to do with anything like persuading them diplomatically. It all depends on the military rulers of Pakistan. In our country, the state has an Army. In Pakistan, the Army has a state.”

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