LAHORE (Web Desk) – Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson Manase has declared Pakistan safe for international cricket and urged other Test playing nations to visit Pakistan.
“I would like to indicate to the world – especially the Test-playing nations – that Pakistan is a safe country to play cricket,” Manase said in an interview to a cricket website. “We need to encourage members of the ICC to re-look at the position of not visiting Pakistan, and if they are watching how things have gone, they would realise that Pakistan, in the quest to have teams visit, have done great work to create an environment where cricket can be played safely.”
Rejecting reports that Zimbabwean players were reluctant to visit Pakistan, Manase said “I can tell you that players were never reluctant. They were always ready to go, we never had any dissent within,” he said. “All players who were selected did come. We are safe, the players are safe and there is no problem.”