Sarfaraz Urge ICC to Help Revive International Cricket in Pakistan
Sarfaraz Ahmed, captain of Pakistan’s cricket team, has urged the board of the International Cricket Council to play its part in reviving international cricket in Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently agreed to an agreement with the Sri Lankan commission to play a limited series in Pakistan.
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However, several Senegalese cricketers have decided not to tour Pakistan. Sri Lanka Cricket has also called on the government to reassess the security situation in Pakistan following allegations of terrorist threats. Besides, a few key players have applied for a Certificate of Non-Objection (NOC) from their board of directors to play in place of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
This led Sarfaraz to express his opinion on the rebirth of cricket in the country. At a press conference on Friday, he said:
I do not know why the cricketers of Sri Lanka are not willing to tour Pakistan for the limited series. Pakistan has supported cricket committees in many countries. We want them to assist us in these difficult times.
Speaking about the security situation in Pakistan, the cricketer praised the efforts of the government, the armed forces and state institutions to restore peace in the country.