Stressing on the need to join hands and raise funds for fighting against global pandemic of Coronavirus, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has proposed India-Pakistan ODI series.
Akhtar said that at this time both Countries should join hands and fight this enemy together.
The two nations have not played a full-series since 2007 due to the terrorist attacks on India by Pakistan-based outfits and the resultant diplomatic tension. They only play each other in ICC events and Asia Cup.
“In this time of crisis, I want to propose a three-match series in which for the first time, the people of neither country would be upset at the outcome of the games,” Akhtar was quoted as saying.
Akhar was also quoted by Pakistan sports journalist as saying that funds generated would be donated to Governments of both the Countries.
“Shoaib Akhtar has suggested that whenever possible a three-match ODI series between Pakistan & India should be played to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with funds generated being equally donated to the governments of India and Pakistan , ” Saj Sadiq Tweeted.
Akhtar said the matches could be a closed-door affair.
“It can be a TV only affair. Since everyone will be watching at home, you are bound to get massive viewership for the games. For the first time, both countries will play for each other. And whatever funds are generated through this can be donated equally to the government of India and Pakistan to fight this pandemic,” added the 44-year-old.
With both countries in a lockdown amid the fast-spreading pandemic, the games can only be organised when things improve.