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Cricketers from Balochistan must be given equal opportunities: Younis Khan

Former captain of Pakistan’s National Cricket Team Younis Khan on Wednesday said that sportsmen from the province of Balochistan must be given equal opportunities as the province has an untapped resource of talented cricketers.

He was talking to the media during his visit to Quetta for the purpose of training young players of Balochistan in Bolan Cricket Ground.

“Today our prime minister has a vast sports background and he represented country’s national cricket team in 1992 world cup, therefore, the central and provincial government should utilize their efforts in fostering sports activities in the country,” Younus said while talking to media.

Younis also commented on the most awaited clash between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup. He said that by playing cricket matches both nations can ease the tensions between them and that he was hopeful that Pakistan will win against its arch rivals.

“I am optimistic that Pakistan will beat India in Asia Cup as Pakistan will show a positive game with good players,” he said. “Pakistan and India should play more matches in order to ease tensions between the neighbours.”

The former cricketer while emphasising on Balochistan’s representation in national sports including cricket, said that league matches are important for the development of young talent at the provincial level.

“League matches are pertinent for keeping alive our cricket on the provincial level, many talented players in Pakistan’s cricket team emerged from leagues which should be continuing in the country,” Khan concluded.


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