Lawson hopeful of cricket returning to Pakistan

October 19th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Karachi, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan cricket coach Geoff Lawson says his team is going through a “tough phase”, with top cricketing nations refusing to visit the bomb-ravaged country - but believes the present crisis will soon end.”Cricket is not in any kind of danger in Pakistan,” Lawson said in an interview Sunday. “It is going through a tough phase but I’m sure that Pakistan cricket will survive it,” the former Australian Test pacer stressed.

Pakistan cricket is facing some really tough challenges following the postponement of the Champions Trophy that was supposed to take place in the country last month.

Australia, too, had pulled out of the home series earlier this year after a string of terror strikes rocked the country.

Lawson said that he and his team are now fully focussed on next month’s one-day series against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi. “We will bounce back in Abu Dhabi,” he maintained.

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