Bangladesh obliged to send their team to Pakistan: Aamir Sohail
The scheduled tour of Bangladesh to Pakistan falls in jeopardy amidst the former denied to send team over there for participating in longer version matches although Bangladesh are agreed to play T20 internationals in Pakistan.
The decision raised concerns amidst present and former Pakistan cricketers who have severely criticized the settlement on part of Bangladesh.
Former Pakistani captain Aamir Sohail indicated his country’s generosity on building Bangladesh as a Test playing nation and therefore the country is obligated to send their team.
“Bangladesh should come to Pakistan and I would remind them of what we did for them to help them attain international and Test status,” Aamir Sohail said.
“Pakistan really helped in Bangladesh’s journey towards international cricket and they should not forget it. Due to the debt of gratitude, they are obliged to send their team so that the people of Pakistan can enjoy seeing their cricketers in action in Pakistan,”
Likewise present skipper Azhar Ali, Sohail also thinks International Cricket Council (ICC) should step out to follow the phenomenon.
Sohail said, “If we have another side that is now reluctant to come to Pakistan then I believe this is where the ICC needs to intervene.
“If there are any political issues stopping Bangladesh from visiting Pakistan, then let the politicians sort those out. It’s a well-known fact that sport can act as a bridge for good relations between nations, so why break that bridge? he added.
“I think it’s great news that Test cricket is back in Pakistan after almost a decade,” Sohail noted.
“Due to the absence of international cricket in Pakistan, we have missed out on the inspiration that such games provide for budding cricketers to watch their heroes play the game in front of their eyes, and then try and emulate those role-models.
“I do hope that the world recognizes that international cricket can once again be played in Pakistan. We are ready to move on towards a brighter future for the game of cricket in Pakistan,” he added.