"Till the time there is terrorist syndrome in Pakistan, people will not come to play cricket there. Our effort is cool off or ends the particular syndrome. All will not come but there is a possibility that Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or Zimbawve would come. It is difficult for India because of the relationship," Khan said at the launch of his book 'Cricket Cauldron'.

"We want to come out of it slowly but all this depends on where this syndrome has reached. Our government is trying to talk to these people so that the situation improves. Will that happen or not, it is not clear as of now," Khan added.

Salman Bashir, the Pakistan High Commissioner said, "We need to start giving priority to resuming cricketing contacts and then of course other things will become much more easier."

Union minister and BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla said, "Both countries are keen to resume the cricketing ties as but problem is that Pakistan needs to address the issue of security. Once they ensure the security of the foreign players, then we would definitely like to visit Pakistan."

"We want that we should play in each other's soil and not in a third country. This is the policy which BCCI has adopted and I am hopeful and optimistic that soon Pakistan will address the issue once the venue is clear as far as security issues are there. The assessment has to come from that said," Shukla added.


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