• Thursday, March 23, 2023


Arthur hopes international cricket to return to Pakistan

Pakistan has been forced to play home matches in the United Arab Emirates.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said Wednesday (26) he hoped a proposed tour of the World XI to the South Asian country would bring the embattled nation a step closer to reviving international cricket. Pakistan have not hosted international cricket – barring a limited over series against Zimbabwe in 2015 – since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. And Monday’s blast in Lahore which killed 26 people has again cast doubts over the World XI tour planned for mid September this year. However, Arthur said he regretted Pakistan’s isolation. “The isolation is being very hard on Pakistan cricket,” Arthur…

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