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Pawar meets Pervez

The Pak prez hoped the two teams would put up their best to provide entertaining cricket.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 17:43 IST

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf met India's Agriculture Minister and cricket board chief Sharad Pawar and looked forward to exciting cricket between both the countries in the ongoing series in Pakistan.

Pawar, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, paid a courtesy call on Musharraf, reported the Associated Press of Pakistan.

The Pakistan president hoped that the two talented teams would put up their best to provide entertaining cricket.

Musharraf, an avid cricket follower, described both teams as finely balanced and said the current series would contribute to further raising standard of the sport in South Asia.

"Both teams have some very good batsmen and high quality bowlers. I am confident that the series will be a treat for cricket followers all over the world."

Pawar thanked Musharraf for the opportunity to call on him. Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Shiv Shankar Menon and Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shahryar Khan, were also present.

Pakistan and India began the first of their three Test matches in Lahore on Friday.

First Published: Jan 14, 2006 17:43 IST