PKS President Kumar Sangakkara has advocated the rise of international crickets in Pakistan, calling on power plants such as the UK and Australia to take a leading role in this effort.
Sangakkara was part of the Sri Lankan team, which was attacked by terrorists in 2009 near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, but he said returning to Pakistan and playing cricket for the MCC, which is a cricket law guard, was a good decision earlier this year.
In February, Sri Lankan legend traveled to Lahore to tour Pakistan’s Marylebone Cricket Club for a documentary titled MCC: Tour in Lahore.
“It doesn’t matter if the Asian side goes there or the second party in terms of world superiority when it comes to implementing security measures,” Sangakkara said Cricket show in Sky Sports Cricket.
“I think it is very important that Britain or Australia, even South Africa, decide to actually go on a tour when security is guaranteed and they have that discussion; PKS tour will be a precursor to it. “
The MCC won a 20-plus match against Lahore Qalandars before losing five wickets to Pakistan Shaheens in a 50-plus match two days later.
“This is a funny thing. When I thought I would return to Pakistan after 2009 I was pretty sure it would not play cricket but here we are, the next 10 years …
“I was there after I retired wearing my cricket equipment and playing in front of what I remember was one of the best places I have ever played with so much support,” he said.
England last played the Test series in Pakistan in 2005 and since then Pakistan has played its home series in a neutral place against leading teams.
Sangakkara said a full tour was not possible at this stage.
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“I don’t think you will see in the near future the five Test match series plus one day the series is played sequentially.
“I think it will be more a case of you playing two Test matches, you take a break, you come back and play three one day,” he said.
“A strong Pakistani team playing in front of the home crowd is one of the best things that can happen to world cricket,” he added.