Indian FM for Indo-Pak cricket series in USA

KOLKATA: Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Sunday suggested that cricket series between the archrivals India and Pakistan could be organised in a neutral venue like the USA, Geo news reported.

Pointing out the USA has many cricket enthusiasts, Tharoor, who had his education in that country, hoped that the Indo-Pak cricket series would well be appreciated by the public United States.

"We have a large patriotic population of both Indians and Pakistanis in the USA and a handful of cricket enthusiasts as well. That''s a very, very good way to organise cricket in third countries while terror strikes have stopped cricket between the two countries," Tharoor said.

"It will be terrific to see a baseball stadium in the USA crowded for a cricket match, though the stadium will be small by cricket standards," he added.