Ajmal, Faisal feel cricketers unwilling to tour Pakistan should be barred from PSL

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Former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and middle-order batsman Faisal Iqbal said that the international cricketers, who are unwilling to tour Pakistan with their teams owing to security concerns, should be barred from the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

According to interview on GNews Channel, Saeen Ajmal and Faisal Iqbal expressed thier disappointment at the pullout of 10 top Sri Lankan cricketers from the forthcoming ODI and T20 series in Karachi and Lahore.

“I was hurt when these Sri Lankan cricketers backed out of the tour because the security situation. Our board or government would never ask anyone to play in Pakistan unless they were not sure they could provide the best security environment,” Ajmal said on the GSports.

Saeed and Faisal both urged the PCB to adopt a stronger stance on teams or refusing to tour Pakistan.

He added that he think those Sri Lankan cricketers or foreigners who can come for the PSL matches should also tour with their national teams. And if anyone refuses to come with their teams they should not be included in the PSL draft.

Meanwhile Faisal Iqbal said that it had been 10 years since terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus and it was time to move on.

Faisal said “I was in the Pakistan team when the attack took place but since than things have changed.”

“I don’t think so the Indians are involved but my point is if it is safe for anyone to play PSL matches in Pakistan than they should also tour with their teams,” Faisal, who played 26 Tests, said.