Sammy to David Wiese: International cricketers term Pakistan safe
Here is what international stars are saying about the security arrangements in Pakistan.
Different international cricketers have come forward and expressed their satisfaction with the security arrangements during their time in Pakistan. Yesterday, the New Zealand Cricket unilaterally postponed their Pakistan tour over security concerns.
Following this major blow to the Pakistan cricket, Darren Sammy, David Wiese, Angelo Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne termed Pakistan safe for international cricket.
Former captain of the West Indies cricket team, Darren Sammy, expressed his disappointment over the cancellation of the cricket series. He also termed playing and visiting Pakistan as “one of the most enjoyable experiences.”
“I’ve always felt safe,” he added.
Sammy also shared a video of playing cricket with youngsters in Pakistan.
The @TheRealPCB and the government have worked so hard to get cricket back to Pakistan. Again I will say Pakistan is one of the safest places I’ve played cricket. The fans are amazing. I feel at home when I’m there. So disappointed right now. https://t.co/7vlGIRw73h pic.twitter.com/PUaZgG8qBS
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) September 17, 2021
The captain of the Sri Lanka test team, Dimuth Karunaratne, also shared his experience of visiting Pakistan, besides expressing his disappointment over the cancellation of the Kiwis tour. He recalled the security arrangements made during the tour.
Sad to note NZ tour of PK has been called off…
2 years ago @TheRealPCB security made sure we were ultra safe thro the entire tour with security protocol generally provided for Heads of State…#NZvPAK #NZvsPAK
— 𝑫𝒊𝒎𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒏𝒂 (@IamDimuth) September 17, 2021
Another Sri Lankan cricketer, Angelo Perera, was also all praise for the security arrangements and the hospitality in Pakistan.
Toured @TheRealPCB 2 years back and really enjoyed every minute of our stay!! Felt extremely welcomed and also safe tbh! Never had any doubt❤️ Genuinely wanna see cricket return to this great nation! @danushka_70 @dasunshanaka1 pic.twitter.com/ovjroZbXx9
— Angelo Perera (@angiperera) September 17, 2021
According to South African cricketer David Wiese, he always always enjoyed himself in Pakistan, ‘the people are very welcoming and the security has never been an issue.’
I have always enjoyed myself in Pakistan, the people are very welcoming and the security has never been an issue!! This tweet is however from a fake account!! https://t.co/RaRcGdfwNJ
— David Wiese (@David_Wiese) September 17, 2021
Moreover, Sri Lanka cricket journalist, Daniel Alexander, stated that the only reasons different teams visited and different players, including New Zealand cricketers, played in Pakistan is only because Pakistan is safe for cricket.
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