Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Shahryar Khan says teams won’t come to Pakistan with threat of terrorism looming

 

Pakistan © Getty Images
Pakistan has been playing in a neutral venue  since  2009 © Getty Images

 

New Delhi: Jan 6, 2014 

 

Former Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan said that “terror syndrome” is preventing other countries to resume cricketing ties but a possibility is there that Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will tour in near future.

 

“Till the time there is terrorist syndrome in Pakistan, people will not come to play cricket there. Our effort is cool off or end the particular syndrome. All will not come but there is a possibility that Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe would come. It is difficult for India because of the relationship,” Khan said at the launch of his book ‘Cricket Cauldron’.

 

“We want to come out of it slowly but all this depends on where this syndrome has reached. Our government is trying to talk to these people so that the situation improves. Will that happen or not, it is not clear as of now,” Khan further added.

 

Salman Bashir, the Pakistan High Commissioner said,”We need to start giving priority to resuming cricketing contacts and then of course other things will become much more easier.”

 

Union minister and Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI)vice-president Rajeev Shukla said,”Both countries are keen to resume the cricketing ties as but problem is that Pakistan needs to address the issue of security. Once they ensure the security of the foreign players, then we would definitely like to visit Pakistan.”

 

“We want that we should play in each other’s soil and not in a third country. This is the policy which BCCI has adopted and I am hopeful and optimistic that soon Pakistan will address the issue once the venue is clear as far as security issues are there. The assessment has to come from that,” Shukla added.

 

Shukla went onto add further that had the South Africa series been not cleared by the board, they would have thought of inviting Pakistan for a short series.

 

“Had we not gone to South Africa, we were going to invite Pakistan for a 15-day window. We had almost decided but SA tour was cleared. Whenever we look for an opportunity, we definitely invite Pakistan. We will certainly consider and I am always for resumption of cricketing ties

 

Khan on his part further added,”We are ready to come to India whenever there is a gap or window. We could come and play five One Day Internationals (ODI’s) over a month or six weeks. I can tell you that because I am part of the board in Pakistan. We need to re-start India vs Pakistan series. This is vital. Even the ICC says that the India vs Pakistan matches are more important than the Ashes.”

 

 

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 72 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Chennai Super Kings won by 93 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wkts

Photos

CSK vs DD, IPL 2014 Match 8 at Abu Dhabi

Videos

IPL: Tanmay Mishra talks shows the contents of his kit

IPL 2009: Yusuf Pathan leads Rajasthan Royals to memorable win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Super Over

Who else but Shakespeare on the World Book and Copyright Day?

IPL 2013: Shane Watson’s scintillating century against Chennai Super Kings goes in vain

John Small — The first man to use a straight bat

IPL 2014: Dwayne Bravo’s absence a major blow for Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Glenn Maxwell India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab KXIP vs SRH KXIP vs SRH 2014 Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore RR vs KXIP 2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sachin Tendulkar greater than Don Bradman, claims new book titled ‘Greater Than Bradman’

Lasith Malinga named Sri Lanka T20 captain, Lahiru Thirimanne vice captain in all formats

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014, Match 11 Preview: RCB look to maintain winning momentum

Peter Moores — Most unsuccessful England coach of modern times: Report

IPL 7: Chris Gayle returns as upbeat Royal Challengers Bangalore face off against Kolkata Knight Riders

Meg Lanning, Arran Brindle and other women cricketers who have led at a younger age than ther male counterparts

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle’s monumental 175 against Pune Warriors India

Aditya Verma waging war against BCCI for future of Bihar cricket

IPL 2014: Sunrisers Hyderabad need to have a relook at their top-heavy batting line-up

Hasan Raza: The youngest Test debutant

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

622 Posts | 7 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli's 77 during India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014 final at Dhaka

Top 10 rock songs to take your workout to the next level

Top 6 natural remedies to keep your liver healthy

Janaki Vishwanathan: Yeh Hai Bakrapur has been getting widespread appreciation even before its release

DGCA allows in-flight use of mobiles, laptops on flight mode

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014, Match 11 Preview: RCB look to maintain winning momentum

India Elections 2014: How does an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) work?

An astonishing list of women cricketers who captained at a younger age than their male counterparts

Kajol: A visual delight as a pin-up girl!

Also on cricketcountry.com