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Fate of Indo-Pak series rests on respective govts, says Tendulkar

Advocating the need for improvement in relations between India and Pakistan, batting legend Sachin said if the governments of the two countries feel a bilateral cricket series is the “ideal way” to move forward then it should be held.

Tendulkar said the ball is entirely on the respective government’s court to take a call on the resumption of bilateral cricket ties.

“These are issues which the two countries’ government needs to decide,” Tendulkar told reporters here when asked about the hardships that has come up in the proposed bilateral series between India and Pakistan in UAE in December.

“Also I think that the relations (between India and Pakistan) need to improve. If the governments feel that this (cricket) is the ideal way to move forward and the (cricket) boards (feel so), I do not see any reason why we should not play.

“(But) if they (governments) feel it is inappropriate then we have to abide by them,” he added.

Tendulkar is here along with Australian spin legend Shane Warne for the inaugural ‘Cricket All Stars 2015’, a three-city Twenty20 rubber involving retired stars of the game.

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