LAHORE – Michael Atherton Says Foreign Cricketers Feel Safe In Pakistan. Former England captain Michael Atherton has lauded security arrangements provided to cricketers during Pakistan Super League season five. Adding that they feel safe in the country.
According to details, the former Cricketer visited Pakistan in early March during PSL season five. He was working on a documentary on the revival of cricket in Pakistan. It is likely to be aired in the summer this year before Pakistan tour of England.
While sharing his views in Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s podcast, the he said staging entire PSL season in Pakistan will help changing the perception about country’s security situation.
“Well, you only have to look around: the crowds, enthusiasm and packed houses for every game in PSL. Importantly, all these foreign players will now know that it is safe here and they will be able to take that message to the players from their own countries,” said Atherton.
“I was in a café at a local hotel last night and there were about eight to nine English players like Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tom Banton, Lewis Gregory, Liam Dawson and they were all saying how much they’ve enjoyed the competition, the tournament’s standard has been great and they feel perfectly safe here. So, this message will get around and that will encourage more and more players and teams to come,” he added.
The 52-year-old also applauded Pakistan team’s competitiveness despite playing away from home for a significant period of time.
Michael Atherton Says Foreign Cricketers Feel Safe In Pakistan.