“I see the invitation as another positive step forward in further normalising bilateral cricket ties between the two countries,” India Times quoted Ashraf as saying.
“The invitation will allow me to undertake a two-day visit to India and I plan to use this visit to have informal discussions with the Indian board officials regarding enhancing chances of restoring bilateral cricket ties,” he said.
Earlier, the BCCI had also invited Pakistan’s domestic T20 champion, Sialkot Stallions to be a part of T20 Champions League this year.
“We want to play India regularly in bilateral matches and we are willing to talk to them at every level to achieve this. I will be speaking to them on this when I go to India,” he added.
India has avoided playing Pakistan in a bilateral series since late 2007.
The bilateral relations between the two nations were suspended by the BCCI after the Mumbai terror attacks in November, 2008.
Ashraf is currently in London and will travel to Chennai on a two-day visit.