Pakistan’s Cricket Coach Misbah-Ul-Haq urged other nations to tour India India saying that sport needs “mutual support” to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
His appeal came just a week after Pakistan finished its tour of England where they played three Tests & three T20Is in empty stadiums. During the trip the team has spent two months in a bio-secure environment after players tested positive for coronavirus before the trip. Even before coronavirus, Pakistan was struggling to attract touring teams after militants attacked the Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009.
Security has improved in Pakistan & last year Pakistan squared off against Sri Lanka in what was its first home Test in a decade. Misbah said that he hoped that teams such as England should consider travelling to Pakistan as global sport is returning back to line after several months of inactivity.
“Our tour to England was important for both countries,” Misbah told a press conference in the eastern city of Lahore.
“It was also important to support the cricket world in general and English cricket in particular in these testing times of COVID-19.
“Pakistan also deserves similar support from other countries. These are times when the cricket world needs mutual support”, Misbah signed off.
Last week ECB Chairman Ian Watmore also said that England should “definitely” tour to Pakistan only if it is safe to do so.