LAHORE: The drought of full-fledged international cricket events has been over seven years long in Pakistan and every cricket loving individual felt the void with British Prime Minister David Cameron is no exception who has sent his wishes to the Pakistan Cricket team before the Misbah-led squad embarked on a three-month England tour.
In his message to the Pakistan team, at the Iftar dinner hosted by the British High Commissioner at the new British Council Library in Lahore on Thursday.
“I hope that one day in the not too distant future I will be able to wish the England cricket team a successful tour of Pakistan”, British Prime Minister’s message said
The High Commissioner passed on a message from the British Prime Minister David Cameron written especially for the dinner.
“A UK tour by Pakistan’s cricket teams is always an exciting prospect and I am sure we can expect some exceptional cricket this summer. But this trip also provides an opportunity to pause to reflect on, and celebrate, the wider historical, cultural and community links that exist between our two great cricketing nations”, message added
“As you break your fast together on the eve of your departure to the UK, please accept my very best wishes for the Holy month of Ramadan. I hope that both the men and women’s teams have a fantastic stay in Britain. And I hope that one day in the not too distant future I will be able to wish the England cricket team a successful tour of Pakistan.”
During the event, the British High Commissioner also faced a delivery from Pakistan’s lead leg-spinner Yasir Shah, protecting his wicket from wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed with Pakistan Test squad skipper Misbah-ul-Haq in the slips.