Resumption of cricket 

Published: March 25, 2019

HYDERABAD: This year will mark the 10th year since we lost the privilege to host international cricket teams, following the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. In between this time period, the Zimbabwean, Sri Lankan and the World XI teams briefly visited Pakistan to play concise versions of the game as gestures of goodwill.

After 10 years since the attack, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) successfully organised the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, proving that our homeland is safe for international players. The PCB should now extend the invitation to more and more cricket teams and insist they play Test matches as well. The fans of the Greenshirts are eager to watch their heroes play on their home ground in the different variants of the game.

The PCB must also insist the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to play their decisive role in bringing full-fledged international cricket back to our home soil. I hope that the day is not far when all international cricket teams will be visiting to play in Pakistan.

Imtiaz Junejo

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2019.

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