Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle has come out in favor of Pakistan. In a recent press conference, he said,” Pakistan is one of the safest places in the world right now.”
Chris Gayle’s remarks came after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) successfully hosted Sri Lanka for two-match Test series after a decade.
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However, Bangladesh’s tour of Pakistan, which was scheduled during the ongoing month, has come under dark clouds as some of the Bangladeshi players are hesitant to visit Pakistan due to security concerns.
Bangladesh is scheduled to tour Pakistan for three-match T20I series and two-match Test series later this month. The two-match Test series is part of the ICC Test Championship.
Chris Gayle, who is currently representing Chattogram Challengers in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), has spoken out in favor of Pakistan. The left-handed-batsman said that Pakistan was one of the safest places in the world right now as the PCB was proving presidential-level security to any team that tours.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was to make the final decision on Pakistan tour, yesterday but failed to receive any outcome from the meeting held.
The BCB media chairman Jalal Yunus told the media,” Currently, the BCB is considering three options – only play three Twenty20 Internationals, play one Test and the three Twenty20 Internationals or take up the PCB’s latest offer where Bangladesh would play the two Tests first and reschedule the Twenty20 series for a later date.”
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to make its final decision on January 12. Therefore Chris Gayle coming out in favor of Pakistan will undoubtedly help the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cause. But we will have to wait till 12th January to know the final decision of the BCB.