How Indo-Pak cricket thrived in Musharraf's rule

Updated: Feb 5 2023 11:01PM

Karachi, Feb 5 (PTI) Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, the architect of the Kargil War in 1999, loved his cricket.

Musharraf, who passed away in a Dubai hospital on Sunday, used cricket as a strong diplomatic tool to improve relations between the two countries when he led Pakistan first as Chief Executive and then President.

An avid follower of the game, Musharraf wasted no time in bringing his blue eyed boy, Lt-General Tauqir Zia, as Chairman of the cricket board soon after his military coup in October 1999.