Hyderabad: International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas yesterday said the whole world wants to see India and Pakistan play and it was the right time to resume the cricketing ties between the two countries.
"The whole world wants India and Pakistan to play. I hope the time will come and we will start playing cricket. Whole world is looking for the Indo-Pak series, no doubt about it," Abbas, himself a former Pakistan cricketer and captain, told reporters here.
"It's not just Pakistan wants to play India. India should also want to play against Pakistan. And if they play, this is the right time to start. As CEO Dave (Richardson) said, everybody is looking forward to seeing India-Pakistan play. People want to see Indo-Pak first, Ashes second," Abbas said.
He said he was ready to contribute in whatever manner he can to help the two neighbours resume the series. "If there's someone who I can see and convey the message, I will," he said when asked if he would hold talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).