The chairman of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCB), Kumar Sangakkara has suggested England, Australia, and South Africa visit Pakistan to play a bilateral series over there.
The Sri Lankan cricketer has claimed Pakistan as a safe place that is free of terror for foreigners. Since 2009, the doors of international cricket were closed on Pakistan as a consequence of a bus attack on the Sri Lanka Cricket Team. After the tiring efforts put by PCB and the armed forces of Pakistan, the utmost security measures have been made and security is improved up to a remarkable extent.
Players from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who visited Pakistan in 2019 heaped praises for the hospitality and security granted. Similar happened in PSL. After listening about the clear and positive image of Pakistan, more teams have started to will to tour the country.
Kumar Sangakkara, however, supports Australia, England, and South Africa to tour Men in Green’s homeland instead of Asian countries. Although he stated that it could be very early for the sides to make longer tours directly, so they shall follow the propaganda of playing a format and return and repeat to complete a tour.
“It doesn’t matter an Asian side going there or a second side in terms of world prominence when it comes to having security measures in place,” Sangakkara was quoted as saying on The Cricket Show on Sky Sports Cricket.
“I think it’s important that England or Australia, even South Africa, make up their minds to actually tour when security is assured and they have those discussions; the MCC tour will be a precursor to that,” the veteran stated.
“I don’t think you are ever going to see in the near future a five-test match series coupled with a one-day series played back-to-back. I think it will be more a case of you play two test matches, you take a break, you go back and play three one-dayers,” he added.