Pakistan is safe for international cricket tours, says Jayasuria
[Dawn] Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya believes Pakistain is safe enough to host international cricket again.
| Since nothing has changed, and it was unsafe before, how can it be safe now?|
He arrived in the southern port city of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Thursday to lead an International World XI in two exhibition Twenty20 matches against a Pakistain All Stars side this weekend.
The matches are organized by provincial sports minister Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah in hope of sending positive signals to the cricketing world.
NoTest-playing team has toured Pakistain since the deadly attack on the Sri Lanka team convoy in 2009 in Lahore.
The leader of the banned krazed killer group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
(LeJ) Malik Ishaq was accused of criminal masterminding, from behind bars, the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, which maimed seven players and an assistant coach, and killed eight Paks.
The attacks saw Pakistain stripped of its right to co-host last year's cricket World Cup.
Jayasuriya, who wasn't in the team at the time of the attack, says "In my opinion Pakistain is a safe country."
Posted by: Fred 2012-10-19