The former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Shahryar Mohammad Khan, told the Times of India that he feels it remains unsafe for international cricket teams to tour Pakistan.
Khan, who served as chairman between 2003 and 2006, said he couldn’t, “see any international cricket team coming to Pakistan in the foreseeable future.”
“It is of prime importance that cricket is revived in Pakistan,” he added. “Nothing unites people as much as cricket, not even father of the nation Jinnah.”
“However,” he cautoned, “the security threat to international teams is a reality.
“If the Sri Lankan cricket team can be attacked, every other team is vulnerable.”
“The huge hurdle of better security climate within Pakistan has to be dealt it,” Khan concluded.
International sides have stayed away from the country since March 2009 when the Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by armed militants in Lahore. Eight people died and seven Sri Lankan players were wounded.
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