Dhaka Platoon’s Pakistani recruit Ahmed Shehzad on Thursday claimed his country is safe to travel and urged Bangladeshi players to pay a visit in order to enjoy the hospitality from his countrymen.
‘For me, Pakistan is a safe country. Our forces are doing whatever it takes to ensure that international cricket comes back home, providing presidential level security to the players,’ the 28-year old told reporters in Sylhet.
‘Sri Lanka just came and the tour was really successful. It is totally Bangladesh cricket’s decision, whatever they feel, they should do it.
‘But if you ask me personally, I would have
really enjoyed going to Pakistan, enjoy the beautiful wickets, the hospitality
and food there. So for me, it is a perfect place for going and playing cricket,’ he added.
Bangladesh are scheduled to tour Pakistan later this month to play three Twenty20 internationals and two Tests but the BCB only agreed to play a short series featuring three T20Is.
According to Pakistani media ARY sports, the PCB was considering hosting at least one Test now alongside the T20s, though BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury denied getting such proposal.
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