Pakistan also to reconsider if Aussies refuse to visit : Nasim Ashraf

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, Dr. Nasim Ashraf, Saturday said that if Australia refuse to visit Pakistan then Pakistan may also reconsider their future tours of Australia.

There experts on terrorism have advised Cricket Australia not to send their team to Pakistan.

Giving an interview to Geo News correspondent Abdul Majid Bhatti, Dr Nasim Ashraf told that the Cricket Australia during a meeting in Dubai gave two proposals to hold the March-April series in Australia or shift this series to any third country but he rejected both proposals.

He ruled out swap of cricket series with Australia or its shifting to a neutral venue, saying Aussies must visit this country as their security fears were groundless.

Dr. Nasim Ashraf said that he has been informed that experts on terrorism in Australia have told theem that Pakistan is unsafe and therefore tour should be cancelled.

He said that if Australia refuses to visit this country then Pakistan would also reconsider their future assignments with Australia.

Pakistan has to visit Australia next year.

Nasim Ashraf said that he wants to give an every possible briefing to Australia regarding security.

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