Pakistan is safe for cricket tours, says Sanath Jayasuriya

Updated: 18 October 2012 18:53 IST

Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya believes Pakistan is safe enough to host international cricket again.

Islamabad:

Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya believes Pakistan is safe enough to host international cricket again.

He arrived in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday to lead an International World XI in two exhibition Twenty20 matches against a Pakistan All Stars side this weekend.

The matches are organized by provincial sports minister Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah in hope of sending positive signals to the cricketing world. No test-playing team has toured Pakistan since the deadly attack on the Sri Lanka team convoy in 2009 in Lahore.

Jayasuriya, who wasn't in the team at the time of the attack, says "In my opinion Pakistan is a safe country."

Topics : Cricket Sanath Jayasuriya Pakistan
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