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Bishen Bedi bats for Indo-Pak match

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Former India cricket captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Thursday extended his support to the revival of Indo-Pak cricketing ties, saying the sport should not be mixed with politics.

“We are living in free India, there are those who oppose, but I am of the view that there should be matches between India and Pakistan. Cricket is a separate thing from politics, the two should not be mixed. If cricketers are ready to play, then why not?” Bedi told reporters here.

India and Pakistan are set to revive their cricketing ties after a gap of five years following Mumbai terror attack.

The two teams are scheduled to play three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in India in December-January.

Bedi’s successor as Indian cricket team’s captain, Sunil Gavaskar, had earlier slammed BCCI’s decision to resume the bilateral ties saying that there was no need for the resumption of cricketing relation with Pakistan as they were not cooperating in the 26/11 probe.

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