<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Pakistan not safe for touring international sides, says Shahryar Khan" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130811023715.jpg" title="Pakistan not safe for touring international sides, says Shahryar Khan" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> In 2009, the Sri Lankan team's bus was attacked in Lahore and since then no team has toured Pakistan. The team was then airlifted by a helicopter and taken to an Air Force base for a special flight back to Sri Lanka © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Aug 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief <a href="/tags/Shahryar-Khan/post" target="_blank">Shahryar Khan</a> has said that Pakistan is still not safe to host international cricket. In 2009, a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers was attacked in Lahore and since then no international team has visited the country.<br /> <br /> Speaking to <em>Times of India, </em>Khan said, "I can't see any international cricket team coming to Pakistan in the foreseeable future."<br /> <br /> The former <a href="/tags/PCB/post" target="_blank">PCB</a> Chairman also illustrated that while cricket unites the people of Pakistan, there are concerns over security in the country. He said, "From a banker to a camel cart rider, Pakistanis, like Indians, are obsessed with the game. However, security threat to international teams is a reality. If the Sri Lankan cricket team can be attacked, every other team is vulnerable."<br /> <br /> Khan also threw light upon why cricket is important to <a href="http://admin.cricketcountry.com/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan</a>. He said, "It is of prime importance that cricket is revived in Pakistan. Nothing unites people as much as cricket, not even father of the nation Jinnah."<br /> <br /> However, Khan believes that the PCB has to find a way to solve the problem and the first step in that regard could be hosting age group tournaments.<br /> <br /> Earlier, Khan had also said that c<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Cricket-has-key-role-in-India-Pakistan-peace-Shahryar-Khan/29798" target="_blank">ricket could bring peace between India and Pakistan</a>.