Zardari asks England, Pak to end cricket match fixing blame game

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Islamabad, Sep 21 (ANI): Concerned over the issue of match-fixing allegations levelled against the Pakistani cricket team, President Asif Ali Zardari met British High Commissioner Adam Thomson in the capital on Monday.

According to sources, President Zardari, who is the Patron in Chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board, said both sides should stop the blame game.

Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar refused to comment on the matter discussed at the meeting.

The president also asked Thomson to convey his request to the UK authorities to complete the investigation in MQM leader Farooq's murder case as soon as possible, The Dawn reports.

Babar said the president called upon the British Government and EU countries to further pursue the progress recently made at a foreign ministers' meeting of the European Union for grant of market access to Pakistani goods in Europe's markets.

He said that President Zardari also stressed the need for starting a 'strategic dialogue' between Pakistan and the United Kingdom. (ANI)

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