PCB offers insurance, security for teams participating in Pak Super League
Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf has said the board will offer visiting players participating in the Pakistan Super League insurance worth two million dollars each in a bid to overcome security fears and revive international cricket in the country. Ashraf said that people are afraid that they would be subjected to a shoot-out as soon as they come out of the airport.
There is lot of effort required to change this perception because things are definitely not so bad in Pakistan, he added. International cricket has been suspended in Pakistan since 2009 when militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore. Six Pakistani policemen and a driver were killed and five players were wounded. No Test team has toured Pakistan since and the International Cricket Council (ICC) moved 2011 World Cup matches away from the country because of security concerns.
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