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Security Fears of Foreign Teams

Written by Commoner on September 11th, 2007   (176 views)

Its sad to note that Pakistan has to battle hard to convince the other teams to play in its cities. Teams are fearful of the suicide attacks and bomb blasts. This is not even bound to the game of cricket, but also others games are also being affected due to this. Even the champions trophey of hockey, which was to be held in Pakistan is now in danger as major teams have refused to come to the Pakistan to play.

This is very saddening for the fans of the game. Whenever a tour has to come to Pakistan, first many security visits come to analyze the situation. For example, South African advance team is coming to Pakistan to know the ground realities of the law and order situation. Two member team of South Africa will attend numerous security briefings before they make their recommendation for the forthcoming visit of their team. Australian and English boards have also visited Pakistan in order to judge the security scene, as their under-19 teams are coming over here.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has become tired of his efforts to convince the boards of other team especially the Western and South African that there is no dire security situation in Pakistan. Board even has given the guarantee of the safety of the players in Pakistan. Dr. Nasim Ashraf has said that he has almost convinced the English and Australian boards, and they are sure to visit Pakistan in the coming months. He says that now due to his efforts English and Aussies boards now recognize that there is no real danger to their players and playing in Pakistan is not a security risk.

Some board officials of English and Australian boards have also expressed their desire to play in Pakistan despite of the news of suicide attacks and bomb blasts. PCB has also verified that English and Australian board have requested to hold a tri-nation under-19 tournament in Pakistan in the running year. That is a really good news for the nation, as Pakistani nation badly needs a respite and we haven’t seen a major tournament in quite a while.

As PCB has also made it sure that all the matches happen in full secure matter, nation is also very cricket loving and love the players and the game. They are also eager to see the teams playing for them in front of them, and they are looking forward to host the thrilling and exciting tournaments.

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