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I feel safer in Pakistan than in England: Ian Chappell

CricketI feel safer in Pakistan than in England: Ian Chappell

In what can be deemed as a boost of foreign cricketers’ confidence to visit Pakistan, former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that he feels safer in Pakistan than in England.

This photo taken on December 27, 2016 shows former Australian cricket captain and Channel Nine cricket commentator Ian Chappell during the Boxing Day Test match at the MCG in Melbourne. / AFP / WILLIAM WEST / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--        (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Chappell, who is currently in Islamabad as an expert on the 8th ICC Champion’s Trophy 2017 being held in England and Wales, expressed these remarks while speaking in a special transmission of the state-run Pakistan Television Network (PTV).
 “We have only been here for a few days… we are probably safer in Islamabad than we are in England at the moment,” Radio Pakistan quoted the right-handed batsman as saying.

The former Australian cricketer asked international teams that if they were not visiting Pakistan because of security, what would they do with England in a crisis situation.

“That is the question I would ask the cricket administrators… You are not coming to Pakistan because of dangers and so on but now what are you going to do with England with all these things,” he said, underlining the need for cricket administrators to draw a fair balance for playing the game.

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