Pak needs 'to do more' to convince international teams over security in country: ICC

Islamabad, Jan. 7 (ANI): The efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to revive international cricket on home soil has suffered another major blow after the International Cricket Council (ICC) refused to term the country safe to host international cricket, adding that Pakistan will need to do more on the security front to win the confidence of foreign teams.

ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson said it is "premature" to say if the country is safe to host international matches, reports The Nation.

No Test playing nation has toured Pakistan since militants attacked Sri Lankan team in March 2009 in Lahore. Bangladesh, which was expected to tour Pakistan for a short series, also called off their January tour of Pakistan due to security concerns.

The ICC statement has also now put a question mark on the country hosting an international series anytime soon. (ANI)


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