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More work needed to draw big teams back: Richardson
September 14, 2017
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LAHORE: Pakistan’s security situation has improved but it needs to work on confidence-building measures to convince major teams such as Australia and England to tour, International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson said on Wednesday.

Richardson said he hoped Pakistan -- who also hosted Zimbabwe in 2015 -- would be able to build on the current tour.

“It’s a long process,” said Richardson of the revival of international cricket in Pakistan.

“I think the next step is to grow capabilities, improve capabilities to areas and cities outside of Lahore itself.

“That is to build the confidence of teams like Australia and England, and all other teams that it’s safe to tour Pakistan on a more regular basis and for much lengthier periods of time.” Lahore has hosted all the international matches played in Pakistan in the last two years.

Richardson, a former South African wicketkeeper batsman, said Pakistan had made a lot of progress on the security front.

“I think Pakistan in the last two years has made tremendous strides in improving the security situation. Let’s get through this tour, then have other teams touring Pakistan,” said the head of cricket’s governing body.

The ICC, he said, had agreed to fund $1.1 million to assess security in Pakistan for the next three years.

Agence France-Presse

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