Akhtar warns against touring Pakistan

2016-10-28 14:00
Shoaib Akhtar (File)

Islamabad - Former international fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has warned foreign teams not to consider touring Pakistan until the country has stabilized.

Akhtar's comments come after a terrorist attack in Quetta claimed the lives of 62 people this week.

The former quick told a local news station: “Until there is complete normalcy as far as security situation is concerned, we shouldn’t take the risk of inviting any foreign team to Pakistan.

“The security situation is such that we have to be patient. I am sure international cricket will return to Pakistan, but it will take some time.”

Earlier this month the Pakistan Cricket Board announced the final of the second edition of the T20 showpiece, the Pakistan Super League, would be staged in Lahore.

Pakistan have hosted virtually no international cricket since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Following Ottis Gibson's firing, who would you like to see handed the new Team Manager role?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.