Saudi Arabia seeks Pakistan’s support for promotion of cricket in the Kingdom
There has been an immense growth in the popularity of cricket in Saudi Arabia as well and to promote the game in the country, the Kingdom has sought Pakistan’s help.
Pakistan has always been at the forefront of promoting the game in associate cricket nations. In the past, Pakistan has helped countries such as Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh reach the top level of international cricket.
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliki, called on the Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination, Dr. Fehmida Mirza, in Islamabad and discussed the possibility of cooperation between the two nations to promote the game.
The Saudi Ambassador acknowledged the increasing popularity of the game in the region especially because of Pakistan’s cricket team. The top diplomat said that sports is very important for people all around the world and is one thing that unites nations. Cooperation between the two countries in several other sports was also discussed in the meeting.