Asian Cricket Council chief dismisses security concerns in Pak
The chief executive of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has said that he has no security concerns in Pakistan and called on the country's cricket authorities to restore the confidence of the game by bringing back international cricket.
Pakistan has not hosted any international cricket since a brazen militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009, which caused foreign teams to shun tours to Pakistan, leaving it in international isolation.
According to The Dawn, ACC chief executive Ashraful Haque, however, said that he believes the situation is improving for the country, adding that he has no security concerns in Pakistan now.
However, the former Bangladeshi first class cricketer said that Pakistan needs to increase its efforts in order to convince teams to tour there and restore the confidence of the cricketing nations, adding that the ACC is doing their best to help the country.
Haque also said there efforts are underway to convince smaller Asian nations like the UAE, Hong Kong and Nepal to tour Pakistan in a programme, which will give an opportunity to these countries to play bigger Asian countries like Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
(Posted on 16-04-2014)
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