Good news: More international cricket teams to visit Pakistan soon

Pakistani fans during a cricket match

National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf has shared some more good news with the cricket enthusiasts in the country. According to the NSA, more big teams will soon be coming to Pakistan to play in front of the Pakistani fans.

Moeed Yusuf was spotted watching a Pakistan Super League match at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. During a brief talk with media, he termed the perception about Pakistan not being safe for international teams as unfortunate.

The National Security Adviser was happy to see the return of international cricket to Pakistan. “Unfortunately, this thing [wrong perception] sometimes gets in the way,” he said.

He added that Pakistan’s image has been ‘misrepresented to the world during the last two decades.’

“Some unfortunate terror incidents had indeed taken place but the international cricket has returned to Pakistan after Allah granted us success in overcoming terrorism.”

Moeed Yusuf further stated in the future more teams will visit Pakistan after Australia’s tour. He also recalled some fond childhood memories.

“As children, we used to play cricket and football in our streets. Our children have not seen the enthusiasm for sports that we have witnessed, but now the atmosphere of our times is returning”.

Regarding Australia’s tour of Pakistan, he said that he had been in contact with the Australian authorities. “Their team came here to inspect the situation, following which the tour was finalised.”

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