BCCI President Roger Binny has shared his deep appreciation for the exceptional hospitality extended to the Indian cricket delegation during their recent visit to Pakistan for the Asia Cup ceremony.
Reflecting on the experience, Binny drew parallels with a Test match in 1984, emphasizing the remarkable treatment they received during both instances.
“It was a fantastic experience. Like when we played the Test match in 1984, the same hospitality was given to us. We were treated like kings over there, so it was an excellent time for us,” Binny fondly reminisced.
During their visit, Indian cricket officials were accorded red-carpet treatment, leaving an indelible impression on Binny. He further elaborated, saying, “We were able to meet all the Pakistan officials and the Pakistan Cricket Board.
They’re very happy with the outcome of us coming there, as we were so happy to be there also at the same time.”
Binny’s words of praise for Pakistan’s warm welcome and hospitality underscore the spirit of sportsmanship that transcends boundaries, fostering strong bonds between cricketing nations. The recent display of camaraderie at the Asia Cup ceremony illustrates how cricket has the potential to bridge the gaps between the two rivals.
However, it is tragic to witness that these political rifts continue to hinder the growth and full potential of cricket in the region.
#WATCH | BCCI President Roger Binny says, "It was a fantastic experience. Like when we played the test match in 1984 the same hospitality was given to us. We were treated like kings over there, so it was an excellent time for us. We were able to meet all the Pakistan officials… pic.twitter.com/iyBx4HlgRi
— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2023