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Should BD tour Pakistan ??

I have no idea about how safe Pakistan is for international cricket. I would like to know a Pakistani fan's views on this.
Also a question to the neutrals -- Would you be comfortable sending your team to Pakistan. If not, then for how long ?

posted on 10/1/12

It's politics Swat & it's better off if we stay well away from it

posted on 10/1/12

Well Dern, politics is spoiling cricket in Pakistan. Who knows, Pakistan could have been ranked no.2 by now if they played some matches at home.
We don't need to avoid this topic because Cricket as a sport is missing matches in Pakistan (Given it's safe ofcoz).

posted on 10/1/12

The sad thing is swat, is that Pakistan is not a safe country to travel to, especially for high profile sportsmen.

There is a long term link with terrorists and AQ, and the fact that OBL was found living there didn't do them any favours.

It will be a very long road back for Pakistan to gain the ability to host matches again.

posted on 10/1/12

If any team does tour they will need presidential type of security and not a couple of low pay late policeofficers on a motorbike which was given to Sri Lankan team. Pakistan does appear to be sorting itself out but I'd say maybe another year or so.

posted on 10/1/12

Situation has improved but definitely not to an extent that Pakistan's ability to host cannot be doubted.
I saw several foreigners in Karachi airport 2 weeks ago, the tourist are more confident about security than they were 2 yrs ago and I am confident to suggest that Pakistan is not a longway back from hosting international matches again.

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posted on 10/1/12

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comment by hazsa19 (U8480)

posted on 10/1/12

I'm guessing we won't see Test Cricket in Pakistan until at least 2015.

ISAF combat troops pull out of Afghan at the end of 2014, and if the region can remain stable then that's a massive step in the right direction.

posted on 11/1/12

It's strange that how so much depends on the United States.. Maybe Dernbach was right all along. It's all politics.
Doesn't matter what India, Pakistan or any other cricket nation does. Eventually, restoration of cricket in Pakistan comes down to what policies are agreed upon thousands of miles away in the White House.
A real shame really.

posted on 11/1/12

Disagree, its down to the people of Pakistan .It's us that has allowed them to be dictated.

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