Here comes the new cricket diplomacy in the form of Inter-League matches between IPL (Indian Premier League) and PSL (Pakistan Super League).
Javed Afridi, the owner of PSL team Peshawar Zalmi met the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in Indial) Anurag Thakur in New Dehli and stressed upon the need to hold competitions between the cricket leagues of India and Pakistan. On this occasion, he also presented the T-Shirt of his cricket franchise Peshawar Zalmi, to Anurag Thakur.
Javed Afridi told that Indian Cricket Board’s Chairman agreed to conduct the matches of both the leagues on a third place. Both of them also exchanged thoughts on the mutual development of cricket between India and Pakistan.
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) November 25, 2016
Javed Afridi personally requested the BCCI chairman for holding the matches as he thought that IPL team owners and players were equally excited to play with PSL teams. He further told that their next meeting would be held in Colombo Siri Lanka.
If people on both sides of the border experience any such tournament then there are chances current tensions between the countries would lose and both sides would witness and atmosphere of peace. It is not the first time when cricket diplomacy is used to promote the peace, as in past on many occasions leaders from both countries promoted such matches and key political figures also watched the matches together.