PCB chief thanks India for warmth and hospitality

Updated: 07 January 2013 14:54 IST

Zaka Ashraf says the Pakistan team found an atmosphere of warmth wherever the team went  to play cricket against hosts India.

New Delhi:

The Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf on Monday, thanked the BCCI as well as the Indian fans for the warm reception that the team got here during the five-match limited overs series that concluded a day earlier.

"I would like to thank the Indian cricket board as well as all the state associations like DDCA, CAB, GCA, KSCA and TNCA for being great hosts. Wherever we have gone, there has been an atmosphere of brotherhood. The series has been well-contested and we hope to have many more such series," Ashraf told mediapersons before the entire contingent left for Pakistan in the afternoon.

ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq said, "It was a fantastic series but more than anything, we have had some ever-lasting memories of this tour. In whichever city we went, people treated us as if we were one of their own. It was such a touching experience for all of us. Hopefully, we will have many more such bilateral series which the fans from both countries are eagerly waiting for."

T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez is hopeful that now India will start touring Pakistan.

"The love and affection that we have received from the Indian public is amazing. Now it's our turn to return the favour. We are looking forward to welcoming the Indian team and also give the same amount of love and affection," Hafeez said.

Topics : Cricket Stuart Broad India Mohammad Hafeez Yuvraj Singh MS Dhoni Mohammad Asif Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad Pakistan ICC World Cup, 2011 Zaheer Abbas Pakistan in India 2012
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