Cricket Diplomacy: The U.S. and Pakistan

Pakistan is destabilized, riddled with terrorist elements, and in possession of nukes, and not even the Dems can agree on how those problems should be handled. But perhaps there’s hope in … cricket? Here’s the Times of India on a new U.S.-hosted cricket tournament that begins in October:

Seven Pakistani players – Inzamam ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Imran Farhat, Imran Nazir and Saqlain Mushtaq – are said to have signed up for the new league, which will be held twice a year. In fact, the proposal APL seems to be designed to rescue Pakistani cricketers from international isolation in the face of Indian clout.

This may sound like small potatoes but after losing host status for the 2011 World Cup, Pakistan is looking for any sort of enfranchisement when it comes to the beloved sport of cricket.

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4 responses to “Cricket Diplomacy: The U.S. and Pakistan

  1. Andy

    We should make all of our steroid-tainted major leaguers play international cricket. I would love to see Clemens throw a wicked googly.

  2. Wicked googly … tee hee.

  3. 64cardinals

    We should make all cricket players play major league baseball. I would love to see them try to get out of the way of a Randy Johnson 98-mph sllider.

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