Nasim urges India to help Pak revive international cricket

March 16th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar 16 (ANI): Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nasim Ashraf has urged India and other Asian countries to help the troubled country revive its chances of hosting international cricket.

Pakistan cricket is facing a bleak future after the Lahore attack on the Sri Lanka cricket teams bus earlier this month.

Nasim also said similar terrorist strikes can hit cricket in other Asian countries as well, The Daily Times reported.

The attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore is clearly a part of a bigger conspiracy by elements to isolate Pakistan as a sporting nation. There is no guarantee that they will not target other Asian countries as well, he said.

If such elements succeed in their aim of turning Pakistan into a no-go country for foreign teams in terms of security, there is no guarantee they will not try to do the same with India as well and try to scare teams away from playing in India, Nasim said.

He also wanted an impartial inquiry into the Lahore strike.

If security mistakes were made we must admit them and ensure they dont happen again, Ashraf added.

International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Chris Broad had said that security forces had left the match officials as sitting ducks during the incident. (ANI)

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