Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed Appeals To ICC For Reviving The Game In Pak
- by Dibyaroop-bose
- Sep 16, 2019 14:22
The wicketkeeper-batsman, who was retained as captain of the national ODI and T20 on Friday has appealed as teams refused to be drawn into Pakistan controversy as there were claims made in certain quarters that India might have a hand in Sri Lanka having second thoughts about sending their team to Pakistan. "I don't know anything about this nor can I say who is behind the threat to Sri Lankan Board but I just think the ICC and member boards need to do more to support the return of international cricket to Pakistan," Sarfaraz said in an upheld press conference.
He said Pakistan had always supported Sri Lanka when things were difficult there. "Recently after the Easter bomb attacks (in Sri Lanka) the Pakistan board sent its under-19 team to Sri Lanka at a time when everyone was wondering whether there would be international cricket in Sri Lanka again," Sarfaraz said in a press conference. Sarfaraz pointed out that Pakistan could only make requests that the Sri Lankan team may tour the country and added that in the last few years, foreign players had been provided completely foolproof security by the PCB in international and PSL matches.
"The security situation has improved a lot and in the last few years we have successfully hosted cricket without any problem and there have been no security issues," he said.