Pakistan refuses to play home series outside the country
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani has made it clear that the series will not be played at a neutral venue at home. Pakistan refuses to play home series outside the country. Mani warned that if foreign teams do not come to Pakistan to play the series, the series will be canceled.
“Pakistan is now completely safe,” Mani told the BBC. Security arrangements have been made for all the teams that have already visited. Even when MCC came here, they went to play golf, go out, eat in restaurants. So there is no reason for foreign teams not to come here. The teams that have come recently have seen how secure Pakistan is. So from now on the home series will be here, or the series will be canceled.
Pakistan is playing a three-match Test series in England in the coronavirus. So Manio wants to see England tour Pakistan before 2022. “There are still two years left to come to England,” he said. I hope the security system will improve and the freedom of movement will also increase. I don’t think there will be any reason for England not to come. My point is clear, we will not play in any third country. We will play in Pakistan.
No cricketer has visited Pakistan for a long time since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in 2009. After a long hiatus, international cricket returned to Pakistan in 2015 with a limited-overs series against Zimbabwe.
Then in September 2019, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played Tests on Pakistani soil. Later, the ICC World XI also went to Pakistan and took part in the T20 series. So the PCB boss wants to play the series on the soil of the country by drawing these examples.