US President George W. Bush met the Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq, the cricket board chief and watched school children play cricket on 4th March 2006. President was on a visit to sub-continent contries.
“The president remained there for half an hour and watched children play,” said a US embassy official. “He also chatted with the children and discussed the game,” said the official.
The US president met Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shahryar Khan, national team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and player Salman Butt.
Vice-captain Younis Khan was also scheduled to meet the US president, but he could not make it due to traffic curbs in the area for security reasons.
Bush, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, watched the cricket match between teams of Angelic Public School and International School of Islamabad, arranged at a ground adjacent to the US embassy building.
The PCB chief and both the players accompanied the US president as he watched the game. Bush also cheered the boys as they hit the ball for runs. “He enjoyed the game saying it should not be restricted to a few countries,” said the official.