April 15, 2012

Pakistan cricket

Is Pakistan ready to host international cricket yet?

Kanishkaa Balachandran

With the news of Bangladesh confirming their tour of Pakistan, more specifically Lahore, Saleem Khaliq in The Express Tribune asks whether the country really is ready to starting hosting a big series, with news of unrest in Karachi over the last few weeks.

The solution is to start low — invite smaller teams like Lashings who seem to be eager to come here provided there is good money and security involved. It’s not that the Pakistan team is being isolated from world cricket like the South Africans were. We’re still playing. And we need to continue playing. If the series goes ahead without any glitches, the proposed Pakistan Premier League can then be the next step in restoring teams’ tour of the country.

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Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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