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Veteran Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali is confident that more international teams will tour the country in the near future.
Azhar’s confidence stems from the fact that many international players travelled to Pakistan during the recent edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
With eight matches, including the final, being held in Karachi without any issues, the 34-year-old feels that other nations will realise that the security situation in Pakistan has improved immensely.
In addition to the PSL matches, Sri Lanka played a Twenty20 International in Lahore in October 2017, while the West Indies played a three-match Twenty20 series in Karachi in April 2018.
“The signs are very positive and I hope that the world of cricket is now ready to trust Pakistan and tour there,” he told Sky Sports. “We have seen a World XI play in Pakistan, Windies also tour Pakistan and of course the hugely successful eight PSL matches in Karachi that saw many overseas players, ICC officials and commentators visit the city.
“The signs are great and I feel that a positive message has gone around the world regarding international cricket returning to Pakistan soon.”